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

To Joseph Holt [1]

February 8, 1865

Judge Advocate General please procure record & report on this case. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 8, 1865

Pardon for unexecuted portion of sentence and discharge the Prisoner. A. LINCOLN

Feb. 16, 1865


[1]   AES and ES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, LL 2498. Lincoln's first endorsement appears on an envelope and the second on the record in the case of Franklin Wells, citizen of Maryland, sentenced to hard labor for eight years from May 17, 1864, or to be released upon payment of $1,000, on charges of violation of laws and customs of war. Holt recommended that the punishment already inflicted seemed sufficient.