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

To J. Bates Dickson [1]

Officer in command at Executive Mansion,
Lexington, Washington,
Kentucky Jan'y 12th, 1865.

Suspend execution of sentence of death in case of Solomon Spiegel 9th Michigan cavalry until further orders, and forward record of trial for examination. A. LINCOLN.

Maj. Eckert

Please send the above telegram. JNO. G. NICOLAY


[1]   D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 285. This telegram was written and signed by Nicolay. No reply or further reference has been found. Captain J. Bates Dickson was in command in the absence of Colonel Stephen G. Burbridge.