AES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement is written on the back of an unsigned memorandum, written on Department of Agriculture stationery, November 29, 1864: ``Three Friends confined amongst the Confederate Prisoners at `Point-Look-out'
``Noah Nickols from Yadkin County N.C aged about 45.
``Isaac Davis `` Randolph `` `` `` `` 50.
``Thomas E Davis `` `` `` `` `` ``
``These 3 Friends, were pressed into the confederate army against their will, and conscience; one of them was butted, and gagged, for not help[ing] in the confederate service;---they are willing, and desirous, to take an affirmation ofPage 125 allegiance to the United States---to testify to the Truth of the above, and exhibit some documents in confirmation thereof;---they wish to go, to their friends in Grant County Indiana.''