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

To John B. Majors [1]

Officer in command Executive Mansion, Washington,
at St. Joseph, Missouri. January 9, 1865.

Postpone the execution of the death sentence of Holland, High-smith and Utz ten days longer unless you receive orders from me to the contrary A. LINCOLN.

Page  206Maj. Eckert

Please send the above telegram JNO. G. NICOLAY

Jan'y 9th 1865.


[1]   D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 281. This is in the handwriting of Nicolay, including Lincoln's signature. See Lincoln's telegram to Majors, December 22, 1864, supra, and his endorsement concerning Holland, Highsmith, and Utz, January 11, 1865, infra.