Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion,
Washington, Nov 12. 1864.

Whenever proper evidence shall be brought to me along with this paper that a substitute has been procured, received and duly mustered in, in place of John C. Lewis, private in Company B. 188th. Regt. N. Y. Vols. I will will [sic] discharge the latter.

Nov. 12. 1864 A. LINCOLN