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

To Ulysses S. Grant [1]

Lieut. Genl. Grant Executive Mansion
City-Point Washington, Nov. 2. 1864

Suspend until further [order] [2] the execution of Nathan Wilcox, of 22nd. Mass. Regt. Fifth Corps, said to be at Repair Depot.

A LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 219. See Lincoln to Hobbs, November 1, supra. Grant replied the same day: ``The following despatch from Gen Meade in reply to your telegram of three forty is forwarded for your consideration. . . .

`` `Hd Qrs A of P. Nov. 2nd. Lieut Genl U S Grant The despatch of the President . . . has been received. There is no soldier of that name given under sentence of death in this Army & the Presidents order was no doubt intended to apply to the case of Private Nathaniel M. Wilcox Company C twenty second (22d) Mass Volunteers who was to have been executed on friday next. The suspension of his execution will at once be ordered'. . . .'' (DLC-RTL).

[2]   ``Order'' was omitted by Lincoln and inserted in the manuscript by a clerk.