Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Albert G. Hodges [1]

Hon. A G. Hodges Executive Mansion
Frankfort, Ky. Washington, Oct. 28, 1864

Mrs. Margaret C. Price, is here asking that her son, Philemon B. Price, now a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, may be discharged, and I have told [her] I will do it if you say so. What say you?

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 213. Hodges telegraphed Lincoln in reply on October 29, but the telegram has not been found. In a post-script to his letter of November 1, however, Hodges commented: ``I do not know young Price, whom you telegraphed me about. He grew from childhood to manhood in this community without my having any recollection of him. I could not, from inquiries made of his antecedents, recommended him, unconditionally, to executive clemency, and hence the form of the dispatch sent you Oct. 29th.'' (DLC-RTL).