AES, owned by Dale Carnegie, New York City. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter of E.A. Manning, ``Pastor D st. M.E. Church, So. Boston,'' to Senator Charles Sumner, May 30, 1864, setting forth his physical disability for which local authorities had refused to exempt him from the draft. Sumner endorsed on June 1, 1864: ``I hope you will be able to grant the within request. It seems strange that the local officers have failed to do it.'' No further reference has been found.