Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
R. L. Ferguson Executive Mansion
Provost-Marshal Washington,
Warrensburg, Mo Jan. 7. 1865.

Suspend, until further order, proceedings to enforce a bong [2] given by Hicklin, Hicklin & Spratt. It is not my view of the law that Provost-Marshals are to decide whether bonds are or are not forfeited. A LINCOLN