These papers first seen or known of by me, Jan. 12, 1865 A. L.
 AES, DLC-RTL. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Amasa J. Parker, W. F. Allen, and William Kelly, New York state commissioners, November 3, 1864, concerning imprisoned citizens of New York. A letter from Stanton to Lincoln, November 2, 1864, requesting an audience for the New York commissioners is endorsed by John Hay: ``At one o'clock, the President answered & they came.'' (Ibid.).