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

Endorsement Concerning Edwin Sprague [1]

February 18, 1865

Upon this boy's faithfully serving out his enlistment in the Naval service he is pardoned for any desertion from the army heretofore committed. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 18. 1865

Annotation

[1]   AES, owned by Alexander W. Armour, Princeton, New Jersey. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from Senator Nathan A. Farwell, February 17, 1865, asking pardon for Edwin Sprague, Thirtieth Maine Volunteers, who had deserted and enlisted in the Navy. Lincoln's pardon of Sprague was promulgated in AGO Special Orders No. 94, February 25, 1865.