[1]   ALS-P, ISLA. On the bottom of Lincoln's letter appears the following endorsement:

``United States Senate

``In Executive Session

``Decr. 6. 1864.

``Read; considered by unanimous consent, and nomination unanimously confirmed.

``Attest: D.W.C. CLARKE

``Principal Executive Clerk.''

Chase wrote Lincoln on the same day: ``On reaching home tonight I was saluted ith the intelligence that you this day nominated me to the Senate for the office of Chief Justice. I cannot sleep before I thank [you] for this mark of your confidence, & especially for the manner in which the nomination was made. I shall never forget either and trust that you will never regret either Be assured that I prize your confidence & goodwill more than nomination or office'' (DLC-RTL).


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