To the Senate 
To the Senate of the United States Dec. 6. 1864
I nominate Salmon P. Chase of Ohio, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States vice Roger B. Taney, deceased.
 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).