Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Henry M. Rice [1]

War Department
Hon. Henry M. Rice Washington City,
St. Paul, Minn. Nov. 24 1864

Have suspended execution of deserters named in your despatch, until further order from here. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 246. Henry M. Rice, former U.S. senator from Minnesota, and Governor Stephen A. Miller telegraphed on November 23, 1864: ``We respectfully apply for postponement of execution for thirty (30) days of Patrick Kelly John Lennon Joel H Eastwood Thomas J Murray & John Hoffman five (5) deserters now under sentence of death at Fort Snelling'' (DLC-RTL).