James W. Singleton to Abraham Lincoln, 20 January 18491
Hon A LincolnDr[Dear] Sir,
Having learned from our mutual friend Mr Benj Bond– that he was desirous of the appointment– of Marshall of this state. I take great pleasure, in saying– that I. know of no one upon whom the appoint Could could that would give more general satisfaction among your whig friends– than upon Mr Bond
So far as I am informed and believe– he has the entire approval of our friends for that office– and for his success permit me to solicit your aid
Your friend trulyJas W. Singleton2
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Marshal Illinois..
1849,
Bond Benjamin.
Recommended by, James P. Singleton of Springfield, Illinois–
1Singleton wrote and signed this letter.
2Bond received the appointment 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