ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 184. See Lincoln to Johnson, September 7, supra. Governor Johnson telegraphed on September 28: ``In reply to your despatch referring to Thos R Bridges who is to be executed on Friday the thirtieth inst I will say from all the information I have upon the subject that a commutation to confinement in the Penitentiary at hard labor during his natural life is the utmost extent that Executive Clemency should be extended at this time'' (DLC-RTL).
See further Lincoln's communications to Miller, September 29, and to McClelland, December 24, infra.
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