To John D. Stevenson 
Harpers Ferry Va Washington, 28 February, 1865.
Let the sentence in case of Luther T. Palmer be suspended till further order. A. LINCOLN
John Hay A.A.G.
 D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 360. This telegram was written and signed by John Hay. See Lincoln to Sheridan, February 15, supra. On April 10, Lincoln pardoned Private Luther T. Palmer, Company C, Fifth New York Heavy Artillery, sentenced to be shot for desertion, but the record is missing from the file (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, OO 158).