To Ulysses S. Grant 
City-Point Washington, Nov. 2. 1864
Suspend until further [order]  the execution of Nathan Wilcox, of 22nd. Mass. Regt. Fifth Corps, said to be at Repair Depot.
 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).
 ``Order'' was omitted by Lincoln and inserted in the manuscript by a clerk.