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

To Pierce B. Hawkins [1]

P. B. Hawkins Executive Mansion
Frankfort, Ky Washington Feb. 11. 1865

Gen. Burbridge may discharge W. E. Waller, if he thinks fit.

A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 337. In Lincoln's telegram to Burbridge, February 2, supra, the name was ``Walker,'' but Hawkins telegraphed Lincoln on February 11: ``Genl Burbridge says he would release W E Waller if he had the power Aching hearts ask it of you. he ought to be'' (DLC-RTL). No further record of the case has been found.