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Petition of John T. Stuart and Others to Abraham Lincoln, 2 January 1849
To The Honl[Honorable] A. LincolnDear Sir
The undersigned respectfully request You to use your influence in procuring the appointment of William Harvey to the Office of United States Marshall for the district of Illinois
Respectfully your friendsJohn T StuartJ W SmithC B Denio (member Jo Daviess CoJ. H. Sconce (Member Vermilion CoU F Linder " Coles CoNinian W– EdwardsDauphin Brown (member Carrol & Ogle CoS T LoganS W RobbinsJas C ConklingB. S. EdwardsW. H. HerndonC. BirchallWilliam S. Wallace1

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Harvey William recommended by 14 citizens of Illinois
1William Harvey did not receive the appointment; President Zachary Taylor appointed Benjamin Bond U.S. marshal for Illinois, and he held the job until 1853. In March 1849, Lincoln wrote several letters soliciting that Bond receive consideration, but 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.

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