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

To George G. Meade [1]

Majr Gen Meade Executive Mansion
Hd Qurs Army Potomac. Sept. 20th. 1864

If you have not executed the sentence in the case of private Peter Gilner Co. F. 62. Penn vols, let it be suspended until further orders.

Report to me. A. LINCOLN.

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[1]   LS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 175. See Lincoln to Meade, April 27, supra. Meade replied the same day: ``Your dispatch relative to Peter Gelner [sic] . . . received. He is not now in this Army. His sentence was commuted by me to confinement at Dry Tortugas under your order. . . .'' (DLC-RTL). See Lincoln to Moorhead, October 16, infra.