Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
[c. December 10, 1864]

It is confessed in this case that Samuels when arrested, had on his person a paper prima facie showing that he was going North to obtain medical supplies for the rebels. Will the officer in command at Fort-Monroe [2] please give him an opportunity of trying to prove that this was not his real object, and report the evidence, with his opinion on it, to me? A. LINCOLN

Let the Prisoner Samuels be discharged. A. LINCOLN

Dec. 10. 1864