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Thursday, April 10, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President confined to bed. Sen. Browning (Ill.) sits with him for hour in evening. Browning, Diary.

Transmits to Senate treaty with Great Britain regarding suppression of slave trade. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 10 April 1862, CW, 5:186.

Approves Joint Resolution (HR-48) for gradual emancipation of slavery. Globe, 1650.

Lincoln endorses large bundle of papers: "What possible injury can this lad work upon the cause of this great Union? I say let him go." Memorandum, 10 April 1862, CW, 5:185.

President issues proclamation of thanksgiving for victories by land and naval forces. Proclamation of Thanksgiving for Victories, 10 April 1862, CW, 5:185-86.

President Lincoln writes to Illinois Governor Richard Yates and State Treasurer William Butler regarding fellow Illinoisan Major General John Pope, who is with the volunteer army. On the heels of Pope's successful military campaigns, Yates and Butler ask Lincoln to "transfer . . . Pope to the regular army with his present rank as a token of gratitude to Illinois." Lincoln responds, "I fully appreciate Gen. Pope's splendid achievements with their invaluable results; but you must know that Major Generalships in the Regular Army, are not as plenty as blackberries." William Butler and Richard Yates to Abraham Lincoln, 9 April 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Richard Yates and William Butler, 10 April 1862, CW, 5:186-87.