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Tuesday, October 22, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

General J. Arlington Bennett inquires of President whether from 1,000 to 10,000 Mormons will be accepted for military service. Bennett to Lincoln, 22 October 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting; Battle of Ball's Bluff and Gen. Fremont topics of discussion. Bates, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln, greatly afflicted by death of Col. Baker, are receiving no visitors. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 October 1861, 2:2; New York Tribune, 23 October 1861.

Lincoln spends evening at homes of Secretary of State William H. Seward and General George B. McClellan. Hay, Letters and Diary.