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

To Philip H. Sheridan [2]

Executive Mansion,
Major General Sheridan Washington, Feb'y 15, 1865.

Suspend execution of death sentence of William Randall, at Harper's Ferry, of 5th N.Y. Heavy Artillery, until further orders, and forward record of trial for examination. A. LINCOLN.

Maj: Eckert

Please send the above telegram JNO. G. NICOLAY

Annotation

[1]   D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 346. This telegram is entirely in Nicolay's handwriting. General William H. Emory replied on the same day: ``Telegram received suspending Sentence in the case of Wm. Randall and order issued'' (DLC-RTL).

See further, Lincoln to Stevenson, February 17, infra.