Usher F. Linder to Abraham Lincoln, 23 January 18491
Dear Lincoln
Although I did not sign the petition of our old friend Ben Bond yet I do believe it is the general wish of the Whigs that he should be appointed– and were I in your situation I should urge his appointment
yours trulyU. F Linder2
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Hon A. Lincoln
Washington DC
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Marshal Illinois,
1849.
Bond Benjamin,
Recommended by, U. F. Linder, of Springfield, Illinois.
1Linder wrote the letter in its entirety including the address on page two.
2Bond was a candidate for the job of U.S. Marshal for Illinois. He received the appointment and held the job until 1853. In March 1849, Lincoln wrote several letters soliciting government officials concerning Bond's claim, 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.
3Lincoln wrote this word.

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