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Saturday, January 11, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes two letters to Secretary of War Simon Cameron regarding a new role for Cameron within the administration. In the first letter, Lincoln notes, "As you have, more than once, expressed a desire for a change of position, I can now gratify you." Lincoln plans to nominate Cameron for Minister to Russia. Lincoln labels a second letter, "Private," and in it he confides that the new position will allow Cameron "to render services to your country, not less important than those you could render at home." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96-97.

Telegraphs Gov. Andrew (Mass.) to help Gen. Butler "officer his two un-officered regiments." Boston Advertiser, 22 January 1862; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Andrew, 11 January 1862, CW, 5:96; Official Records—Armies 3, I, 862.

Calls second meeting of "Council of War" to discuss immediate operation of Army of Potomac. Washington Chronicle, 3 November 1864.