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

Order Concerning John Bliss [1]

Executive Mansion Dec. 22, 1864

To-day John Bliss, of Co. L in 1st Vermont Cavalry, comes to me voluntarily, under apprehension of being treated as a deserter. Now on condition that he returns to his regiment at once and faithfully serves out his term . . . he is fully pardoned. A. LINCOLN

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[1]   Anderson Galleries Catalog 1179, December 6, 1915, No. 233. According to the catalog description this item is an autograph note signed. The ellipsis is in the source. Lincoln's order was promulgated by AGO Special Orders No. 465, December 23, 1864.