To Joseph Holt 
Judge Advocate General please report upon this case.
Mar. 16, 1865 A. LINCOLN
 AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 3355. Lincoln's endorsement appears in the court-martial record of William M. Patterson, chaplain, CSA, sentenced to imprisonment for the duration of the war on charges of violating laws of war and being a spy. Holt recommended pardon upon taking the oath, and Lincoln approved on March 22, 1865.