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Thursday, July 3, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs governors of loyal states: "If I had fifty thousand additional troops here now, I believe I could substantially close the war in two weeks." Abraham Lincoln to Union Governors, 3 July 1862, CW, 5:304.

Telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "All accounts say better fighting was never done. Ten thousand thanks for it." Help should come soon from Gens. Burnside and Hunter, but not from Gen. Halleck. Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 3 July 1862, CW, 5:303-4.