To Ulysses S. Grant 
City-Point, Va. Washington, Dec. 14. 1864.
Please have execution of John McNulty, alias Joseph Riley, Co. E. 6. N.H. Vols. suspended, and record sent to me.
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 260. General Grant replied on the same day, forwarding the following despatch from General Meade: ``I yesterday remitted the sentence in the case of John McNulty alias JosephPage 168
Riley Company E 6th New Hampshire Vols and beg leave to refer to my letter to you in the case. The record will be forwarded to the President as directed.'' (DLC-RTL).
The roster of the Sixth New Hampshire Volunteers lists John McNulty as having deserted on October 15, 1864. Returned to his regiment, he was reported on the muster roll of July 17, 1865, as absent without leave since July 4, 1865.