To John F. Miller 
Nashville, Tenn. Washington. Jan. 25. 1865
Do not allow---Elliott, under sentence of death to be executed without further order from me; and if an exchange of himPage 238 for Capt. S. T. Harris, now a prisoner, supposed to be at Columbia South-Carolina, can be effected, let it be done. A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 302. See Lincoln to Miller, January 11, supra. General Miller replied on the same day: ``Your orders suspending sentence of J W Elliott until further orders from yourself & authorizing Exchange of Capt J T Harris just recd'' (DLC-RTL). Although Elliott appears in earlier correspondence also as ``S. W. Elliott,'' ``J. W.'' appear to be the correct initials.