To William H. Seward 
My dear Sir. Washington, March 6. 1865.
I have some wish that Thomas D. Jones, of Cincinnati, and John J. Piatt, now in this city, should have some of those moderate sized consulates which facilitate artists a little [in] their profession. Please watch for chances. Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, NAuE. Thomas D. Jones was a sculptor, and John J. Piatt a poet who had been secretary to George D. Prentice of the Louisville Journal, and later a clerk in the Treasury Department (1861-1867). No consular appointment is of record for either man until Piatt became consul at Cork, Ireland, 1882-1892.