To George C. Cadwalader 
Philadelphia Washington, 9 February, 1865.
Please suspend execution in case of Thomas Adams, 186th Pa Vols & send record to me. A. LINCOLN
Please send above telegram JNO. G. NICOLAY
 D, DNA WR RG 107, Presidential Telegrams, I, 332. This telegram is in John Hay's handwriting, with Lincoln's signature and instructions to Eckert added in Nicolay's handwriting. General George Cadwalader replied on the same day: ``Your telegram directing the suspension of execution in the case of Thomas Adams, One hundred & Eighty Sixth 186 Penna Vols is received and shall be complied with. The record of the case was forwarded to the Judge Advocate General of the Army February Second. . . .'' (DLC-RTL). The roster of Company D, One Hundred Eighty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, lists Thomas Adams as dishonorably discharged on August 23, 1865.