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Tuesday, January 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Former Judge Gilbert Dean, counsel for Capt. Gordon, presents petition to President praying for life of client. Washington Star, 28 January 1862; Bates, Diary, 19 February 1862.

Lincoln submits to Senate treaty of extradition with Mexican Government. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 28 January 1862, CW, 5:113.

Gen. Banks, in town for congressional committee meeting, calls on President by invitation. Banks to Nicolay, 27 January 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President interviews Dr. Bellows and G. T. Strong of U.S. Sanitary Commission, regarding appointments to medical bureau. George Templeton Strong, Diary, 4 vols., edited by Allen Nevins and Milton Halsey Thomas (New York: Macmillan, 1952).

In the evening, President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, host a reception at the White House. A newspaper reports, "Mr. Lincoln took his position in the Blue Room, and shook hands with those who passed him for two hours. At the expiration of this time he took the arm of Mrs. Senator [Zachariah] Chandler [of Michigan], and proceeded to the great East Room, and promenaded but a short time, and then withdrew from the scene. Mrs. Lincoln was never more elegantly attired, and of course was the centre of attraction." New York Herald, 29 January 1862, 5:2; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 January 1862, 3:2.