To Joseph Holt 
Judge Advocate General please procure record & report on this case.
Oct. 5. 1864 A. LINCOLN
Pardon for unexecuted part of sentence. A. LINCOLN
Jan. 23. 1865.
 AES, DNA WR RG 153, Judge Advocate General, NN 1187. Lincoln's endorsement is written on a letter asking clemency for Private Linden B. Esher, Company A, Seventy-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, sentenced to be shot for desertion. Holt reported on December 12, 1864, that sentence had already been commuted to imprisonment on Dry Tortugas.