Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Joseph Holt [1]

Judge Advocate General please report upon this case.

Mar. 16, 1865 A. LINCOLN

Annotation

[1]   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.