Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Page  259

To Charles W. Hill [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Officer in command at War Department,
Johnson's Island, Ohio Washington, D.C., Feb. 4 1865

Parole Lieut. John A. Stephens, prisoner of War, to report to me here in person, and send him to me. It is in pursuance of an arrangement I made yesterday with his uncle, Hon. A. H. Stephens. Acknowledge receipt A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 323. ``Acknowledge receipt'' is not in Lincoln's handwriting. Colonel Charles W. Hill replied on February 5: ``Your telegram relating to Lieut Jno A Stevens is just received. He will leave Sandusky first train tomorrow to report to you'' (DLC-RTL). See Lincoln to Alexander H. Stephens, February 10, infra.