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Thursday, June 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves bill providing commissioners to Liberia and Haiti, first Negro governments to be recognized by Congress. Monaghan, Diplomat, 227.

Spanish minister presents Generals Juan Prim y Prats and Milans to President and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 June 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.

Lincoln receives acclaim of Maine Republican State Convention. National Intelligencer, 10 June 1862.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) has tea in Lincoln's room. Browning, Diary.

President receives May salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Writes Sec. Stanton privately: "The proposed reappointment of William Kellogg, Jr. to a Cadetship . . . [is] . . . painful to me. . . . the father . . . is my personal friend of more than twenty year's standing. . . . This matter touches him very deeply—the feelings of a father for a child—as he thinks, all the future of his child. I can not be the instrument to crush his heart. . . . Let the appointment be made." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 5 June 1862, CW, 5:261.