To William P. Fessenden 
As this letter is written by my old friend, who is one hundred and four years old, I sincerely desire that his friend, this young lady may obtain the employment he asks for her. Will the Sec. of the Treasury please see & hear her? A. LINCOLN
Feb. 8, 1865
 AES, CSmH. Lincoln's endorsement or note has been removed from attendant papers, and as a result neither the old friend nor the young lady can be identified. It is a guess, however, that Deacon John Phillips may have been the old friend. See Lincoln to Phillips, November 21, 1864, supra.