To Thomas D. Eliot 
If a majority of the Massachusetts delegation in Congress will, in writing on this sheet, request the pardon of this man, it shall be granted. A. LINCOLN
Feb. 28. 1865
Attorney General please make out a pardon in this case.
March. 2. 1865 A. LINCOLNPage 324
 AES, DNA RG 204, U.S. Pardon Attorney, A 562. Lincoln's endorsements appear on a letter from Thomas D. Eliot, February 28, 1865, enclosing a petition for pardon for Zeno Kelley of New Bedford, Massachusetts, convicted on charges of fitting out a vessel to be engaged in the slave trade. Eliot and nine other members of congress signed the request which Lincoln required.