To John P. Usher 
This application is made on the idea that the incumbent is to go out at the end of four years. A.L.
 AES, DNA NR RG 48, Department of Interior, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Miscellaneous, Box 87. Lincoln's endorsement appears on an envelope labeled ``Hon. G. A. Colton, Paola, Kansas. Application for the office of Superintendent of Southern Indian Affairs.'' The U.S. Official Register, 1865, lists Elijah Sells of Iowa as superintendent of the Southern Agency.