To Edward Bates 
Let this appointment be made. A. LINCOLN
Nov. 26. 1864Page [unnumbered]
 AES, DNA RG 60, Papers of Attorney General, Appointments. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from John H. Hubbard and others, Litchfield, Connecticut, October 4, 1864, recommending John Gould for U.S. marshal in case Henry Hammond resigned. See Lincoln's communication to the Senate, January 27, 1865, infra.