Sent 3 PM
Washington, D.C. April 27 1865
Com. F.A. Parker U.S.A
Comdr. Potomac Flotilla
Gen. Hancock will have orders to parole the men. You need not trouble them. They are not to cross into Maryland. Booth was killed and captured with Harold yesterday three miles south west of Port Royal Virginia.
Citation: Gideon Welles (1802-1878), telegram to Foxhall A. Parker. Washington, D.C.; 27 April 1865. AMs 476/19