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Tuesday, June 24, 1862.+-

New York, NY and West Point, NY.

President changes trains in New York after 1:30 A.M. and proceeds to West Point for conference with Gen. Scott. Crosses Hudson River by ferry from Garrison, N.Y., and registers at Cozzen's Hotel in West Point about 3 A.M. Boston Advertiser, 25 June 1862; National Intelligencer, 26 June 1862.

From breakfast at 7:30 A.M. until noon consults with Gen. Scott on further dispositions of military forces. National Intelligencer, 26 June 1862; LL, No. 1168.

Makes inspection tour of Military Academy from noon until 3 P.M. dinner party at hotel. LL, No. 1168.

After dinner visits Parrott's Cold Spring Foundry three miles away and sees rifled cannon in production. Bruce, Tools of War, 187-88.

From 9 to 11 P.M. receives guests in hotel parlor. Military Academy band serenades him at midnight. LL, No. 1168.

President transmits order through State Dept. to Gen. Butler in New Orleans to discontinue requiring loyalty oaths of foreigners, including British consul. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Letters Received, Box 2, Seward to Stanton, 24 June 1862.