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

To John F. Miller [1]

Officer in Command at Executive Mansion
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

Annotation

[1]   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.