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

To John Williams [1]

John Williams Executive Mansion
Springfield, Ills. Washington Jan. 4. 1865

Let Trumbo's substitute be regularly mustered in, send me the evidence that it is done and I will then discharge Trumbo.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 277. On January 4, John Williams telegraphed Lincoln: ``Chas A Trumbo Co K one hundred fourteenth (114) Ills only stay of his widowed mother wishes to put an acceptable substitute in his place Can you grant permission'' (DLC-RTL). AGO Special Orders No. 36, January 23, 1865, directed the discharge of Private Charles A. Trumbo ``upon the receipt of this order.''