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

To Stephen G. Burbridge [1]

Major General Burbridge Executive Mansion,
Lexington, Ky Washington, Nov. 4, 1864.

Suspend execution of all the deserters ordered to be executed on Sunday at Louisville, until further order, and send me the records in the cases. Acknowledge receipt. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 223. See Lincoln to Burbridge, November 3, supra. Burbridge replied on the same day: ``Your dispatch received and orders issued in conformity thereto. The record will be forwarded at once'' (DLC-RTL). AGO Special Orders No. 64, February 9, 1865, directed remission of the sentence of Vance Mason, ``on condition that he returns to and serves out the remainder of his term of enlistment. . . .''