To Joseph Roberts 
Officer in Command at War Department,
Fort-Monroe, Va. Washington, D.C., Oct. 1 1864.
Is there a man by the name of James Hallion (I think) under sentence? and what is his offence? what the sentence? and when to be executed? A. LINCOLN
 ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 192. See Lincoln to Butler, September 30, supra. Colonel Joseph Roberts replied on the same day: ``Your telegram just received. The Provost Marshal of Dept . . . informs me that James Hallion twentieth (20th) N.Y. Cavalry was received at this office from Norfolk, sent here by order of Brig Genl Sheply [George F. Shepley] August ninth . . . as awaiting sentence of General Court Martial and is now at the Military Prison Camp Hamilton. I do not know what his offence is. Brig Genl Shepley at Norfolk can inform you no doubt as he was probably tried by a Court Martial convened by his orders. This man is not in my charge'' (DLC-RTL).