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

To Joseph Holt [1]

October 5, 1864

Judge Advocate General please procure record & report on this case.

Oct. 5. 1864 A. LINCOLN

Pardon for unexecuted part of sentence. A. LINCOLN

Jan. 23. 1865.

Annotation

[1]   AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 1187. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter asking clemency for Private Linden B. Esher, Company A, Seventy-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, sentenced to be shot for desertion. Holt reported on December 12, 1864, that sentence had already been commuted to imprisonment on Dry Tortugas.