To Ethan A. Hitchcock 
Gen. Hitchcock, please see & hear this lady.
Dec. 31. 1864. A. LINCOLN
 AES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from James Pollock, director of the United States Mint at Philadelphia, December 29, 1864, introducing Mrs. G.J. Laurence: ``She desires to have her nephew Lt. G.L. Brown of the 101st P.V. now a prisoner at Columbia S.C. released or exchanged. . . .''