To Edwin M. Stanton 
I think this order should be so modified as to allow unrestricted trade from Kentucky across the Ohio river. Will the Secretary of War, please see Mr. Marshall, the bearer, & consider the matter?
Jan. 4. 1865. A. LINCOLN
 AES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter from Green Clay Smith, Covington, Kentucky, December 28, 1864, introducing Thornton F. Marshall, who ``calls on you in regard to the trade regulations in our portion of Ky.'' On January 5, Marshall wrote Lincoln: ``I submitted the order of Genl Burbridge upon the subject of trade between Kentucky & Ohio to the Secretary of War together with your note to him upon the same subject. I cannot get to see him today & . . .I shall leave for Kentucky this evening. I therefore much regret I can't return you the Secretarys decision upon the subject as you requested. I will leave the matter with Col Pennabaker [Charles D. Pennebaker] agent for the State of Kentucky, with the request that if the Secretary's action is not in accordance with your suggestion, he will inform you. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).