To Godlove S. Orth 
Hon. G. S. Orth War Department, Washington, D.C.,
LaFayette, Ind. Oct. 13 1864.
I now incline to defer the appointment of Judge until the meeting of Congress. A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 201. Godlove S. Orth telegraphed Lincoln on October 12: ``Have you determined the question of Judge Whites successor If not will you defer appointment until meeting of congress Please answer by telegraph'' (DLC-RTL). U.S. District Judge Albert S. White died on September 24, 1864. David McDonald of Indianapolis, his successor, took office on December 13, 1864.