The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6 by Abraham Lincoln
Telegram to General Schenck. May 27, 1863.
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, May 27, 1863.
MAJOR-GENERAL SCHENCK, Baltimore, Md.:
Let the execution of William B. Compton be respited or suspended till further order from me, holding him in safe custody meanwhile. On receiving this notify me.