D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 274. This telegram, in the hand of Nicolay, bears his autograph signature but not Lincoln's. Thomas B. Fairleigh replied on December 30: ``No such man here as Geo S Owen under sentence your despatch has been forwarded to Division District & Dept Head Quarters'' (DLC-RTL). George S. Owen has not been further identified.
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