To Edwin M. Stanton 
Sir: Washington, Aug. 16, 1863.
It seems that George W. McGuire, and David Bell, have been tried and condemned to be shot by a Military commission, at St. Louis, Mo, of which commission, Gen. W. K. Strong was the head. If a transcript of the record is at your control, please send it to me. Yours truly A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DLC-RTL. Stanton endorsed the letter referring it to Assistant Adjutant General Townsend, and Townsend referred it to Judge Advocate General Holt, who endorsed, August 17, ``The records in the within named cases have not been received at this office.'' See Lincoln to Strong, August 17, and to Schofield, August 22, infra.