Order Concerning William N. Symington 
Allow William Symington, now a prisoner at Fort Warren to leave there and report to me now at Washington. A. LINCOLN.
December 27, 1864.
 Copy, ISLA. Orville H. Browning's Diary records on December 27: ``President sent for me. . . . He wished to talk . . . about releasing Mrs Symingtons Son who is a prisoner at Fort Lafayette [sic]. . . .'' Under date of January 11, 1865, Browning records: ``At 9 O'clock this morning went with Wm N Symington to the Presidents and got a pass for him to go to Richmond & report himself to his uncle Andrew Johnston to be exchanged for any prisoner of ours, either civil or military. If no exchange can be effected he is to return here and report to me. . . .''