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Monday, March 26, 1849.+-

St. Louis, MO.

Lincoln meets Benjamin Bond, who is en route to Washington seeking appointment as marshal. Lincoln writes letter of introduction to Secretary of State Clayton. He writes note to House postmaster asking that letters Bond wrote to Lincoln and Baker at that address be turned over to Bond. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Clayton, 26 March 1849, CW, 2:38; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Johnson, [c. 26 March 1849], CW, 2:38.