ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 267. On December 22, 1864, Felix Lennan of Indianapolis telegraphed Lincoln: ``My brother John Doyle Lennan alias Thomas Doyle is under sentence of death for desertion and ordered to be shot tomorrow at Indianapolis Ind. I humbly petition you for the postponement of the execution for ten days. please give me an answer'' (DLC-RTL). See further Lincoln to Warner, December 30, infra.