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

To Henry J. Raymond and William K. Strong [1]

Hon. H. J. Raymond & Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gen. W. K. Strong War Department,
New-York Washington, D.C., Nov. 2. 1864.

Telegraphed Gen. Dix last night to suspend execution of P. Carroll, and have his answer that the order is received by him.

A. LINCOLN.

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 220. See Lincoln's telegram to Dix, November 1, supra. William K. Strong had telegraphed on November 1: ``I recommend that you telegraph Maj General Dix to postponePage  88

execution of sentence of death upon Private P. Carroll for two (2) weeks from 4th November'' (DLC-RTL).

On November 2, Henry J. Raymond and Thurlow Weed telegraphed: ``If possible please telegraph Genl Dix to postpone execution of Patrick Carroll fixed for friday for ten or fifteen days.'' (Ibid.).

No further reference has been found.