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.



[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.