Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Endorsement: David Davis to William H. Bissell [1]

[c. May 8, 1857]

We defended John Hibbs, mentioned in Judge Davis' letter above; and we concur with the Judge, that a pardon now, after hisPage  395 having served about fourteen months of his two years, would not be improper. A. LINCOLN



[1]   AES, I-Ar. Judge Davis' letter to Governor Bissell, May 8, 1857, states ``There was no motive for the killing proved, and none that was even reasonable suggested. . . .''