To Thomas B. Fairleigh 
Louisville Kentucky Washington, Dec. 29th, 1864.
Suspend execution of death sentence of George S. Owen until further orders, and forward record of trial for examination.
Maj. Eckert A. LINCOLN
Please send the above telegram Yours JNO G NICOLAY
 D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 274. This telegram, in the hand of Nicolay, bears his autograph signature but not Lincoln's. Thomas B. Fairleigh replied on December 30: ``No such man here as Geo S Owen under sentence your despatch has been forwarded to Division District & Dept Head Quarters'' (DLC-RTL). George S. Owen has not been further identified.