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Wednesday, October 30, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. McClellan at White House for conference. McClellan to Lincoln, 31 October 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Willie Lincoln writes poem eulogizing late Colonel Edward D. Baker. National Republican (Washington, DC), 4 November 1861, 1:1.

"Believing there is no law conferring the power upon me to appoint" chaplains at hospitals, Lincoln thinks fit to write Rev. F. M. Magrath, "that if you will voluntarily enter upon, and perform the appropriate duties of such position, I will recommend that Congress make compensation therefor at the same rate as Chaplains in the army are compensated." Abraham Lincoln to F. M. Magrath, 30 October 1861, CW, 5:8-9.