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Friday, January 24, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln authorizes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to make desired changes in Bureau of Ordnance. Stanton to Lincoln, 24 January 1862, Elihu B. Washburne Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, [24 January 1862], CW, 5:110.

Consults with E. Delafield Smith, U.S. district attorney in New York, who favors noninterference by President in case of Capt. Nathaniel Gordon, sentenced to be hanged for slave trading. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 28 January 1862, 2d ed., 2:3.

Submits to Senate correspondence in case of Spanish vessel Providencia seized by U.S. blockading squadron. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 24 January 1862, CW, 5:109-10.

Requests advice of Senate on loan to Mexico. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 24 January 1862, CW, 5:109.