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Sunday, August 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Near midnight Charles J. M. Gwinn, Baltimore lawyer for convicted spies, visits Lincoln at Soldiers' Home to ask for reprieve. Gwinn to Lincoln, 29 August 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Gen. Wallace in Baltimore that sentences of four men, William H. Rodgers, John R. H. Emberet, Branton Lyons, and Samuel B. Hearn, convicted as spies, have been commuted. Abraham Lincoln to Lewis Wallace, 28 August 1864, CW, 7:522.

President asks Sec. Welles to "find some way to relieve me from the embarrassment of this case" against Smith brothers of Boston under arrest for fraudulent deliveries to Navy Dept. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 28 August 1864, CW, 7:522-23.