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

To George F. Shepley [1]

Gen. Shepley Executive Mansion
Norfolk, Va. Washington, Feb. 1. 1865

It is said that Henry W. Young, private in 63rd. N.Y. Vols. Co. E. is in arrest for desertion. If he shall be tried and sentenced to any punishment, do not let sentence be executed until further order from me, meantime send me record of the trial.

A LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 318. General Shepley replied on February 2: ``Private Henry W Young Co E. sixty third 63 N York Vols is in arrest. has not been tried. His trial is delayed by the absence of the Judge Advocate under orders The record will be forwarded to you before sentence is executed if he shall be convicted.'' (DLC-RTL).