My dear Sir: Washington, March 13. 1865.
Your official term expires about this time. I know not whether you desire a re-appointment; and I am not aware of any objectionPage 352 to you personal, political, or official. Yet if it be true, as I have been informed, that the office is of no pecuniary consequence to you, it would be quite a relief to me to have it at my disposal. Yours truly