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Saturday, March 29, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President writes Sec. Stanton: "I really wish Jesse W. Fell, of Illinois, to be appointed a Paymaster in the Regular Army, at farthest, as early as the 1st. of July 1862. I wish nothing to interfere with this; and I have so written as much as two months ago, I think." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 29 March 1862, CW, 5:175.