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

To Edward Bates [1]

Pardon, for unexecuted part of sentence.

Nov. 17, 1864 A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   AES, DNA RG 204, U.S. Pardon Attorney, A 570. LINCOLN's endorsement is written on a certificate of good behavior from the deputy warden of the U.S. jail in favor of James Welch, sentenced for assault and battery.