To Joseph Holt 
Pardon on condition of serving out his time faithfully in his regiment. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 17. 1865
Pardon for unexecuted part of sentence. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 23, 1865
 ES and AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 2361. Lincoln's endorsements appear on the court-martial record of Charles Brady, Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers, sentenced for absence without leave, to three years' imprisonment at hard labor and to have branded on his left hip the letter ``D'' three inches high. Holt noted that the sentence was ``excessively harsh.'' The first endorsement is in Hay's handwriting but signed by Lincoln.