To John F. Miller 
Nashville, Tenn. Washington, Dec. 28. 1864.
Suspend execution of James R. Mallory, for six weeks from Friday the 30th. of this month, which time I have given his friends, to make proof, if they can, upon certain points. A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 272. See Lincoln to McClelland, December 24, supra. Brigadier General John F. Miller replied on the same day: ``Your dispatch granting respite to James R. Mallory for six (6) weeks from thirtieth (30) received'' (DLC-RTL).
See further Lincoln's telegram to Miller, February 4, 1865, infra.