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Saturday, June 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln prepares letter addressed to Sec. Seward to be used by him at conference of Union governors in New York prompting them to issue new calls for troops: "I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 28 June 1862, CW, 5:291-92.

President Lincoln writes to West Point cadet Quintin Campbell, who is related to Lincoln's wife Mary. Lincoln learned from Quintin's mother Ann Campbell that her son is "feeling very badly." Lincoln encourages Quintin to "stick to the resolution you have taken to procure a military education. I am older than you, have felt badly myself, and know, what I tell you is true. . . . [I]f you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. Take the advice of a friend, who, though he never saw you, deeply sympathizes with you, and stick to your purpose. Sincerely your friend." Abraham Lincoln to Quintin Campbell, 28 June 1862, CW, 5:288.

Telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "Save your Army at all events. Will send re-inforcements as fast as we can. . . . I feel any misfortune to you and your Army quite as keenly as you feel it yourself. . . . It is the nature of the case, and neither you or the government that is to blame. Please tell at once the present condition and aspect of things." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 28 June 1862, CW, 5:289-91.