To James Speed 
Dear Sir. Washington, April 13. 1865
Send me a Commission for William Kellogg, to be Judge in Nebraska in place of W. P. Kellogg resigned. Yours truly
 ALS, DNA GE RG 60. Papers of Attorney General, Segregated Lincoln Material. William Pitt Kellogg was commissioned collector of the Port of New Orleans on April 13, 1865. Former congressman William Kellogg, fifth cousin of William Pitt Kellogg, was nominated chief justice of Nebraska Territory by President Johnson on December 20, 1865, and was confirmed by the Senate on January 15, 1866.