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Friday, June 20, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase at White House during morning. Hall to Chase, 20 June 1862, Salmon P. Chase Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President announces signing of treaty with Mexico for extradition of criminals. National Intelligencer, 24 June 1862.

Delegation of Progressive Friends waits upon President with memorial against slavery. Lincoln responds saying that he had 'sometime thought that perhaps he might be an instrument of God's hands of accomplishing a great work.' Senators David Wilmot (Pa.) and Wilson (Mass.) accompany group. Remarks to a Delegation of Progressive Friends, 20 June 1862, CW, 5:278-79; Rice, 281-83; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 June 1862, 2d ed., 3:2.

Lincoln writes Gen. McClellan that reports on Gen. Jackson being reinforced from Richmond may be contrivance for deception. "If we knew it were not true, we could send you some more force, but as the case stands, we do not think we safely can." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 20 June 1862, CW, 5:277-78.