To James Speed 
Attorney General please file & inform me at whose recommendation Duffield was appointed. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 12. 1865
 AES, RPB. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Charles D. Poston, delegate in congress from Arizona, January 10, 1865, recommending ``Col. King S. Woolsey of Prescott Arizona as a Suitable person for United States Marshall of said Territory in place of Milton P. Duffield the present incumbent who is unworthy of the office. . . .'' No reply has been found. Duffield is listed as ``Milton H. Duffield'' in the U.S. Official Register for 1865.