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Thursday, May 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC and En route to Fredericksburg, VA.

President forwards to House of Representatives information on Faris-el-Hakin case of indemnity for maltreatment. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 22 May 1862, CW, 5:229.

With General James S. Wadsworth reviews the Thomas A. Scott regiment of cavalry, 900 men armed with Colt's revolving carbines and pistols. National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 May 1862, 1:7.

Accompanied by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton and Commander Dahlgren embarks for visit to army at Fredericksburg. David C. Mearns, "Lincoln," in Arthur E. Bestor, Three Presidents and Their Books: The Reading of Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1955), 80; Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes memorandum relative to appointment of Lt. Col. Hicks: "This note, as Col. Hicks did verbally yesterday, attempts to excite me against the Secretary of War, and therein is offensive to me. My 'order' as he is pleased to call it, is plainly no order at all." Memorandum: Appointment of George Montagu Hicks, 22 May 1862, CW, 5:229.