To Lorenzo Thomas 
On the within report, the petition of M. Van Buren Boker is refused. A. LINCOLN
August 26, 1864.
 ES, RPB. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a report of Robert B. Carnahan, U.S. District Attorney, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 16, 1864, recommending refusal of the petition of citizens of Washington County, Pennsylvania, on behalf of M. Van Buren Boker, convicted of resisting the draft.