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Monday, June 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders Gen. R. E. Lee's house at Arlington Heights converted into hospital. N.Y. Tribune, 17 June 1862.

Borrows "Stowe's Key to Uncle Tom" from Library of Congress. [Harriet Beecher Stowe, A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Work, Boston and Cleveland, 1853.] Borrower's Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In letter to Gen. Fremont, Lincoln reviews their understandings relative to number of troops for Mountain Dept. He concludes: "I am not demanding of you to do the work of thirtyfive thousand. I am only asking of you to stand cautiously on the defensive, get your force in order, and give such protection as you can to the valley of the Shenandoah, and to Western Virginia." Abraham Lincoln to John C. Fremont, 16 June 1862, CW, 5:273-74.

Acknowledges letter of Gen. Schurz from Mount Jackson, Va., and thinks Schurz in error about superior force of Gen. Jackson and his victory over Gen. Shields. Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, 16 June 1862, CW, 5:274-75.