To James Speed 
Attorney General please report on this case, with reference to a pardon, with as little delay as possible A. LINCOLN
March 20. 1865
 AES, DNA RG 204., U.S. Pardon Attorney, A. 467. Lincoln's endorsement appears on the jacket of a copy of the record in ``The United States vs. James S. Williams, Minutes of Examination January, 1860.'' Williams had been convicted of taking a letter from the post office. No report has been found.