Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Executive Mansion,
Washington, 15th November, 1864.

It is hereby ordered that the sentence of Acting Master Alfred Everson, of the Navy of the United States, convicted by Court Martial of assault with intent to kill James O'Neill, a fireman on board the captured blockade runner, Nicholas 1st, be so far mitigated as to allow him the freedom of the prison where he is confined, on condition of good behaviour on his part, as a prisoner.