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

Order Concerning Elijah Morgan [1]

Executive Mansion,
Washington, Dec. 9, 1864.

Today, on the application of Hon. Mr. Whaley, of West Virginia, I direct that Elijah Morgan a prisoner of war at Fort-Delaware, be discharged on taking the oath of Dec. 8, 1864. A. LINCOLN.


[1]   American Autograph Shop Catalog, January, 1937, No. 154. According to the catalog description this is an autograph order signed. If the source is correct, Lincoln erred in referring to the oath of December 8, 1864, instead of December 8, 1863.