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

To Andrew Johnson [2]

His Excellency Andrew Johnson Executive Mansion,
Nashville Washington,
Tennessee 1 December, 1864.

In the cases of Alexander B. Kinney, John P. Carter, and Samuel A. Owens, Col. Wm B. Stokes has recommended the release of all three. His recommendation is on file here. A. LINCOLN

Send above

John Hay AAG

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Annotation

[1]   D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 252. The telegram is in John Hay's autograph, ``A. LINCOLN'' appearing to have been signed by Hay also. The telegraph clerk endorsed ``sent 215.'' Colonel William B. Stokes commanded the Fifth Tennessee Cavalry. No further reference to these cases has been found.