D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 350. This telegram is entirely in Nicolay's handwriting. The communication from Chaplain James Fitzgibbon has not been found. Brigadier General John D. Stevenson replied to Lincoln's telegram on the same day: ``I have the honor to report in accordance with telegram of this date the order suspending the execution of Jackson Stewart & Randall has been duly obeyed.'' (DLC-RTL).
Concerning William Randall, see Lincoln to Sheridan, February 15, supra. No further reference has been found and the other men have not been identified.