ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 201. Godlove S. Orth telegraphed Lincoln on October 12: ``Have you determined the question of Judge Whites successor If not will you defer appointment until meeting of congress Please answer by telegraph'' (DLC-RTL). U.S. District Judge Albert S. White died on September 24, 1864. David McDonald of Indianapolis, his successor, took office on December 13, 1864.
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