To Thomas B. Fairleigh 
Louisville, Ky Dec. 8. 1864
I am appealed to in behalf of a man by the name of Frank Fairbairn, said to have been for a long time, & still in prison, without any definite ground stated. How is it? A LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 256. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Fairleigh, Twenty-sixth Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, replied on the same day: ``Farbai[r]n was arrested & sent here & there being no proof against him I released him He was again arrested by order from District Hd Qrs but again released yesterday by orders from the same source'' (DLC-RTL).