To Edwin M. Stanton 
If the service can be useful let the appointment be made.
Nov. 21, 1864 A. LINCOLN
 The Morris Book Shop (Chicago) Catalog 56, December, 1912, No. 147. According to the source, Lincoln's endorsement was written on an envelopePage 119
``addressed to Hon. Cyrus M. Allen,'' enclosing five letters recommending appointment of Theodore R. McFerson, as assistant quartermaster. McFerson has not been identified.