Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Joseph Holt [1]

Let execution be suspended until the record can be examined.

Dec. 5. 1864 A. LINCOLN


[1]   ES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 3012. Lincoln's endorsement appears on the court-martial record of Private William Stevenson, Co. K, Second Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, sentenced to be shot for attempting to shoot his captain. The roster of Battery K shows Stevenson to have been discharged with the battery on January 29, 1866.