Ninian W. Edwards to Abraham Lincoln, 18 January 18491
Dear Lincoln
Mr Harvey of our Town having made a good Sheriff Stuart & myself both signed a letter recommending him for Marshall– Mr Benjamin Bond having procured the recommendation of a majority of the Members of the Legislature, if you are ^of^ opinion that under all the circumstances it would not be proper to give your support to Harvey, or that he cannot succeed it will give me I shall be gratified if you will use your influence in favor of Mr Bond.
Yours TrulyNinian W Edwards2

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Marshal Illinois.
1849.
Bond Benjamin.
Recommended by Ninionn W. Edwards of Springfield, Illinois– in case Mr. Harvey, whom he had formerly recommended does not succeed–
1Edwards wrote this letter in its entirety.
2William Harvey did not receive the appointment; Bond did and held the job until 1853. In March 1849, Lincoln wrote several letters soliciting government officials on Bond’s behalf, though he preferred that the appointment go to another.
Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Johnson; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1849 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1849), 247; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), 267; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1853 (Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong), 259.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2 page(s), RG 59, Entry 760: Appointment Records, Applications and Recommendations for Office, Applications and Recommendations for Public Office, 1797-1901, NACP