Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Godlove S. Orth [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
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

Annotation

[1]   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.