To Edwin M. Stanton 
If the service can be made useful, let Capt. Dewey be appointed an Assistant Quarter-Master A. LINCOLN
Oct. 3. 1864
 AES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter of Captain Lucien Eaton, district judge advocate at St. Louis, Missouri, to Captain William F. Dewey, Fifty-third Illinois Volunteers, January 27, 1864, commending him for his prior services as judge advocate at St. Louis. The letter is endorsed in concurrence by several other officers, including General John M. Schofield. Stanton endorsed ``Applicant from Illinois to be filed and appointment [sic].'' No further reference has been found.