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Tuesday, July 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President decides to call into military service 300,000 volunteers and urges governors of 17 states and military board of Kentucky to furnish their quotas. Call for 300,000 Volunteers, 1 July 1862, CW, 5:296-97.

After breakfast discusses confiscation bills with Sen. Browning (Ill.) at White House. Browning, Diary.

Approves act providing for internal revenue tax of 3 per cent on incomes in excess of $600 for support of government and payment of interest on public debt. Stat. L., XII, 432.

[Irwin withdraws $2 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

President Lincoln writes to Major General George B. McClellan, who, the day prior, wrote to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and requested "very large reinforcements." Lincoln responds, "It is impossible to re-inforce you for your present emergency. If we had a million of men we could not get them to you in time. . . . If you are not strong enough to face the enemy you must find a place of security, and wait, rest, and repair. Maintain your ground if you can; but save the Army at all events." George B. McClellan to Edwin M. Stanton, 30 June 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 1 July 1862, CW, 5:298.

Proclaims real estate taxes plus penalty of 50 per cent to be lien on property in rebellious states. Proclamation Concerning Taxes in Rebellious States, 1 July 1862, CW, 5:298-99.

Recommends to Congress that Capt. Andrew H. Foote (USN) receive vote of thanks. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 1 July 1862, CW, 5:299.