To William H. Seward 
Will the Secretary of State please see and hear the bearer Mr. Ulrich & oblige him if he conveniently can? He is a young man raised in the place of my residence, and of a most respectable family, as he also is himself. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 30. 1865.
 AES, DNA FS RG 59, Appointments, Box 395. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a petition signed by Richard J. Oglesby and others, dated incorrectly December 25, 1865, but written in December 1864, recommending appointment of Bartow A. Ulrich as consul or vice-consul. No record has been found of Ulrich's appointment.