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

To John F. Miller [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Officer in command at War Department,
Nashville, Tenn. Washington, D.C., January 11 1865

Postpone the execution of S. W. Elliott and C. E. Peacher until the third day of February 1865. A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 283. On January 10, Andrew Johnson telegraphed Lincoln for a respite of fifteen days for Cornelius E. Peacher, and John S. Brien telegraphed a request for twenty days respite for Captain S. W. Elliott (DLC-RTL). General Miller replied on January 11: ``Your order postponing execution of S. W. Elliott & C. E. Peacher to thirtieth [sic] of February next is received'' (ibid.). Elliott's first initial, given incorrectly as ``S'' in this correspondence, appears as ``J'' later on. See Lincoln's telegrams to Miller, January 25 and 27, infra.