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Gilbert Turnbull and Abner C. Harding to Abraham Lincoln, 16 January 1849
1Hon. A. LincolnDear Sir
Suffer me to trouble you in refference to the appointment of U.S. Marshal for this DistrictThe Whig members of the present Legislature of our state, (of which I am one) have with great unanimity recomended our friend Ben– Bond to President Taylor for the post of Marshal. this was not done for mere form-sake. But because public sentiment is in his favor, he was spoken of in my region of the state before I left home and I did not hear a dissenting voice. Will you have the goodness to present our friend Bonds case and press his appointment and by so doing you will promote the wishes of the Whigs of Illinois
I Remain your
Sincere friend
Gilbert Turnbull& me too strongA C Harding2

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Marshal Illinois.
1849.
Bond Benjamin.
Recommended by, Gilbert Turnbull– Also by, A. C. Harding of Springfield Illinois–
1Gilbert Turnbull wrote the body of the letter, the first closing, and signed his name. Abner C. Harding wrote the second closing and signed his name.
2Benjamin Bond received the appointment and held the job until 1853. In March 1849, Abraham 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