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

To George W. Getty [1]

Commanding General Executive Mansion,
Sixth Army Corps, Washington, February 9th., 1865.

Suspend the execution of the sentence of Private James L. Hycks 67 Pa Vols, until further orders. A. LINCOLN

Major Eckert

The President request that you will send the above. The man was to have been executed on 10th inst. EDW D NEILL

Sec: to Pres: US. etc

Annotation

[1]   LS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 333. Brigadier General Getty replied the same day: ``I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your telegram of this date suspending the execution of Private Hicks 67th Pa Vols'' (DLC-RTL).

On the court-martial record in the case of Private James L. Hicks, sentenced on charges of desertion, appears Lincoln's endorsement, ``Pardon, March 22. 1865 A. LINCOLN.'' (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, LL 3119). The roster of the Sixty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers shows Hicks as mustered out with his regiment on July 14, 1865.