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Thursday, February 23, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives J. W. Forney and W. McLean regarding pardon for J. Y. Beall. Stevens to Lincoln, 24 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Informs Montgomery Blair and friends, who call at White House, that if their visit concerns Beall they will not be granted an audience. Daniel B. Lucas, Memoir of John Yates Beall: His Life, Trial, Correspondence, Diary and Private Manuscript Found among his Papers, including his own Account of the Raid in Lake Erie (Montreal: J. Lovell, 1865), 73.

In evening O. H. Browning sees Lincoln about Beall. President undecided. Looks badly and feels badly. Browning, Diary.