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

To John P. Slough [1]

Office U.S. Military Telegraph,
Gen. Slough, War Department,
Alexandria, Va Washington, D.C., Sep. 16, 1864.

On the 14th. I commuted the sentence of Conly, but fearing you may not have received notice I send this. Do not execute him.



[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 170. See Lincoln to Smith, September 8, supra. General Slough's telegram, dated September 15 and marked as received on September 15, 9:35 A.M., reads: ``I recd in due time the notification that Conleys sentence had been commuted by you & will act accordingly'' (DLC-RTL).