To George H. Bragonier 
Commanding at War Department,
Cumberland, Md. Washington, D.C. Sep. 25. 1864.
Postpone the execution of Private Joseph Provost until Friday the 30th. Instant. A. LINCOLN.
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 178. Captain George H. Bragonier had telegraphed on September 23, 1864: ``Gen [George] Crook byPage 23
order has fixed next Sabbath day twenty fifth (25) inst at twelve (12) o'clock in Cumberland for the execution of Joseph Provost private First (1) N York Cavy. Shall the order be carried into effect on Sunday?'' (DLC-RTL).