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Monday, June 30, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Senate confirms President's nomination of I. Newton to be commissioner of agriculture. Boston Advertiser, 1 July 1862.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) at White House in morning converses with Lincoln about fighting before Richmond. In evening Browning, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. William M. Dorman of Florida, visits President at Soldiers' Home. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln approves, but does not issue, call for 150,000 men drafted by Sec. Seward at New York conference of governors. Call for Troops, 30 June 1862, CW, 5:293-94.

Telegraphs Gen. Halleck that 25,000 men would be welcome but expedition against Chattanooga must not be weakened. "To take and hold the Rail-road at, or East of, Cleveland in East Tennessee, I think fully as important as the taking and holding of Richmond." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 30 June 1862, CW, 5:295.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $955.80, balance of principal and interest paid by N. W. Edwards on notes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]