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


[1]   ALS, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 283. On January 10, Andrew Johnson telegraphed Lincoln for a respite of fifteen days for Cornelius E. Peacher, and John S. Brien telegraphed a request for twenty days respite for Captain S. W. Elliott (DLC-RTL). General Miller replied on January 11: ``Your order postponing execution of S. W. Elliott & C. E. Peacher to thirtieth [sic] of February next is received'' (ibid.). Elliott's first initial, given incorrectly as ``S'' in this correspondence, appears as ``J'' later on. See Lincoln's telegrams to Miller, January 25 and 27, infra.