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

To Joseph Holt [1]

Executive Mansion October 1, 1864

Will the Judge Advocate General please examine and report upon this case as soon as convenient. A. LINCOLN


[1]   ES, IHi. Lincoln's endorsement appears on a letter from Captain William Borrowe, Company H, Second Pennsylvania Artillery, October 1, 1864, sentenced by court-martial to loss of two months' pay, on charges of forgery andPage  33

making a false muster. Borrowe asked a ``final decision . . . and that redress be granted me.'' Holt left the decision to the president, and on October 26, Lincoln endorsed the court-martial record ``I decline to make any further order in this case. A. LINCOLN'' (copy, DNA RG 130, U.S. Army Court-Martial Cases, White House Office). Borrowe was dismissed from service on March 8, 1865, but reinstated as first lieutenant in the Second Artillery, July 26, 1865.