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

To James Speed [1]

Please make a commutation of this case as suggested within.

Feb. 14. 1865 A. LINCOLN

Atty. Genl.


[1]   AES, DNA RG 204, U. S. Pardon Attorney, A 573. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from Nathan Clifford, Washington, February 13, 1865, asking commutation of sentence of death to life imprisonment for Jose Bente Dias, alias Joseph Bent, convicted of murder on the high seas.