To James Speed 
Induced by the within, and by other representations, to believe there may have been [a] mistake, and consequent injustice in the removal of Justice Miller, let him be re-appointed. A. LINCOLN
Dec. 9. 1864.
 AES, DNA RG 60, Papers of Attorney General, 1864, Box 117. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from David K. Cartter, chief justice, and Andrew Wylie, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, December 5, 1864, stating that their decision to remove Justice of Peace Nehemiah H. Miller from office would have been different if they had seen evidence produced by Miller after his trial.