To Edwin M. Stanton 
The enclosed request from Dr. Perkins is respectfully referred to the most favorable consideration of the Secretary of War.
March 13. 1862. A. LINCOLN
 ES, RPB. The body of the endorsement is in John Hay's handwriting; the date and signature are in Lincoln's autograph. The letter of Tarrant A. Perkins, Charleston, Virginia, March 6, 1862, on which the endorsement appears, requests transfer to Missouri. Dr. Perkins was brigade surgeon on the staff of Brigadier General Jacob D. Cox, commanding the District of Kanawha. A further endorsement of the Adjutant General's Office reads: ``This officer's resignation has been accepted, to take effect March 24/62.'' See Lincoln's letter to Stanton, May 22, 1862, supra (V, 229-30).