Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To William H. Bissell [1]

November 3, 1858

I was at the Champaign Circuit Court at the time of the conviction of Jones, [2] but was not engaged in the case. From what I heard there as well as from the above statement of the Judge and Prossecuting Attorney, I concur in the recommendation that he be pardoned. Your Obt. Servt. A LINCOLN

NOVR. 3. 1858.

Annotation

[1]   AES, I-Ar. Lincoln's communication is written at bottom of the second page of Judge David Davis' letter to Governor Bissell. Ward H. Lamon, prosecuting attorney, joined in Davis' plea for clemency.

[2]   Orin B. Jones, convicted of larceny.