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Thursday, May 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends revised answer to Senate resolution regarding arrest of Gen. Stone. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 1 May 1862, CW, 5:204.

Writes Gen. Halleck: "I am pressed by the Missouri members of Congress to give General Schofield independent command in Missouri. . . . Please answer, telling me whether anything, and what, I can do for them without injuriously interfering with you." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 1 May 1862, CW, 5:203.

Admonishes Gen. McClellan: "Your call for Parrott guns from Washington alarms me—chiefly because it argues indefinite procrastination. Is anything to be done?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 1 May 1862, CW, 5:203-4.

Transmits to Senate petition and auditor's report relative to goods advanced by citizens of Oregon and Washington Territory during Indian uprising in 1855-56. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 1 May 1862, CW, 5:204-5.

[New Orleans is occupied by Federal forces under Admiral David G. Farragut and Gen. Benjamin F. Butler.]