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Monday, December 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Hiram Barney confers with Lincoln about appointing Sec. Chase to succeed Chief Justice Taney, and Barney to succeed Chase as secretary of treasury. James N. Adams, "Lincoln and Hiram Barney," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 50 (Winter 1957):360.

Lincoln drafts letter to Senate for signature of Marshal Lamon regarding admission of slaves to District jail. Draft of Letter to the Senate Prepared for Ward H. Lamon, [16 December 1861], CW, 5:72.

Meets Sen. Chandler (Mich.) and Gen. Heintzelman on way to Seward's house. Heintzelman inquires about appointment for son to Military Academy. Lincoln suggests making application. At Seward's house President sends for Gen. McClellan. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Submits to Senate for consideration amendments to treaty of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation concluded May 13, 1858, with Bolivia. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 16 December 1861, CW, 5:72-73.