Endorsement Concerning General Ames 
If there be no legal obstacle, let the recommendation of Gen. Ames be carried into effect. A. LINCOLN
Mar. 13, 1865
 Carnegie Book Shop Catalog 119, No. 84. According to the catalog description, Lincoln's autograph endorsement appears on the verso of the concluding portion of a letter of General Ames. Whether Brigadier General Adelbert Ames of Maine, or Brigadier General John W. Ames of Massachusetts, was the writer, is not stated.