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Monday, July 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At morning cabinet meeting President discusses proposed military action and slavery. Salmon P. Chase, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P. Chase, Compiled by Samuel H. Dodson, American Historical Association, Annual Report for the Year 1902, vol. 2 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903).

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. McClellan: "This is Monday, I hope to be able to tell you on Thursday, what is to be done with Burnside." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:334.

Orders that subjects of foreign powers "cannot be required to take an oath of allegiance to this Government, . . . All such obligations heretofore taken are, therefore, remitted and annulled." Order Concerning Subjects of Foreign Powers, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:334-35.

Directs Sec. Welles to investigate dismissal of Asst. Prof. William R. Hopkins from naval school, and to restore him to his place if he is loyal. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 21 July 1862, CW, 5:335-36.