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Wednesday, March 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President and cabinet members conduct meeting in Sec. Stanton's office at War Dept. Russell, Diary.

Lincoln directs that commission be appointed to examine debts of War Dept. at Cairo, Ill. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Letters Received, Box 3, Letter of M. C. Meigs.

Transmits to Congress communication from governor of Nevada Territory requesting private secretary and increase in salaries of Federal officials in Territory. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 26 March 1862, CW, 5:171.

Writes Sec. Stanton: "I understand a requisition has been made by Governor Yates, according to the memorandum at the bottom of this contract, and that the requisition is refused. Will the Secretary of War please tell me why is this?" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 March 1862, CW, 5:172.

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