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Tuesday, February 25, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets and discusses paroling prisoners of war. Bates, Diary.

President approves Treasury Note (Legal Tender) Bill that results in issuance of "Greenbacks." N.Y. Times, 26 February 1862.

Gen. Butler calls on Lincoln before leaving Washington for Ship Island, Miss., and New Orleans. President tells him to get into New Orleans and thus break back of rebellion. Rice, 142.

Consults with Committee on Conduct of War in evening and hears its recommendations that Army of Potomac be divided into corps. Committee on Conduct of War, Report (1863), 1:86-87.

Transmits to Congress Russian documentation relative to "Trent" affair. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 25 February 1862, CW, 5:137.