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

To William S. Rosecrans [2]

Major General Rosecrans; Executive Mansion,
St Louis Washington, September 13th, 1864.

Postpone the execution of Joseph Johnson, for two weeks. Examine the case and report. A. LINCOLN

Major Eckert:

Please send the above telegram. JNO. G. NICOLAY PRIV: Sec


[1]   D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 166. The telegram is in Edward D. Neill's handwriting, except the signatures which are in Nicolay's hand. The last entry on the case of Joseph Johnson, citizen of Missouri, sentenced to death for being a guerrilla, notes the respite of two weeks granted by Lincoln on September 13, 1864 (DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2126).