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

To Edwin M. Stanton [1]

February 12, 1865

In a long verbal conversation with me Judge Fisher assured, as within, of his confident belief that Dr. Worrell is partially insane. I suppose that on this ground, he should be discharged.

Feb. 12. 1865 A. LINCOLN


[1]   AES, owned by Dale Carnegie, New York City. Lincoln's endorsement appears to have been clipped from a document. The register of letters received by the adjutant general lists an application of George P. Fisher for relatives of Dr. E. Worrell, which is missing from the file (DNA WR RG 94, Adjutant General Letters Received, P 226). The court-martial record in the case of Edward Worrell, citizen of Delaware, sentenced to imprisonment for one year for violating laws of war and aiding a prisoner to escape from Fort Delaware, shows that this application was denied on January 25, 1865, but a later endorsement, probably the one of February 12, appears to have been cut from the record (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2475).