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Sunday, February 9, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Prayer for President omitted from church service results in arrest of Alexandria, Va., clergyman. N.Y. Tribune, 10 February 1862.

During Sunday afternoon in War Dept. Sec. Stanton accuses Thomas T. Eckert, superintendent of military telegraphs, of neglecting his duties. Lincoln is present and defends Eckert. David H. Bates, Lincoln Stories Told by him in the Military Office in the War Department during the Civil War (New York: Rudge, 1926), 52-53.