To James Speed 
Submitted to the Attorney-General, with the request that he reminds me of this application whenever, we shall make a judicial appointment in South Carolina or Georgia. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 11. 1865.
 AES, DNA RG 60, Papers of Attorney General, Appointments, South Carolina, Box 866. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a recommendation signed by the presidential electors of New York in favor of the application of A. J. Dittenhoefer of New York City, a native of South Carolina, for judge of the U.S. District Court for South Carolina. No record of Dittenhoefer's appointment has been found.