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

To John F. Miller [1]

Officer in command at Executive Mansion,
Nashville, Tenn. Washington, Dec. 28. 1864.

Suspend execution of James R. Mallory, for six weeks from Friday the 30th. of this month, which time I have given his friends, to make proof, if they can, upon certain points. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 272. See Lincoln to McClelland, December 24, supra. Brigadier General John F. Miller replied on the same day: ``Your dispatch granting respite to James R. Mallory for six (6) weeks from thirtieth (30) received'' (DLC-RTL).

See further Lincoln's telegram to Miller, February 4, 1865, infra.