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Wednesday, April 23, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President discusses army maneuvers with Sec. Stanton who orders Gen. McDowell not to cross Rappahannock. Committee on Conduct of War, Report (1863), 1:271.

Mrs. Lincoln sends Mrs. Fox flowers and three potted plants. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Gen. James W. Ripley: "I expected that when under the clause [in contract for guns] the price of a particular quality of gun was fixed it would stand throughout the transaction, neither going down or up. I still think this is the just construction." Abraham Lincoln to James W. Ripley, 23 April 1862, CW, 5:196-97.