Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
October 7, 1864

Believing there was technichal wrong in these cases, on a point which the government can not safely disregard, and yet having great doubt whether there was moral guilt in these particular cases, it is ordered that the fine in each case is reduced to one thousand dollars, the excess being remitted. A. LINCOLN

Oct. 7. 1864