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Friday, August 1, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on current problems of government. Donald, Chase Diaries, 103.

Col. Henry C. Deming of Connecticut delivers to Lincoln swords sent from Louisiana by Gen. Butler. Butler, Correspondence, 2:151.

President, in conference with gentleman from Ohio, expresses astonishment at speech of Cong. (former Gov.) Charles A. Wickliffe (Ky.) N.Y. Tribune, 2 August 1862.

President Lincoln writes to economist John E. Cairnes, of Galway, Ireland, and thanks him for sending a copy of Cairnes's book, The Slave Power. Lincoln writes, "The intelligent sagacity with which your views are conceived, is not less admirable than the generous candor with which they are expressed." Abraham Lincoln to John E. Cairnes, 1 August 1862, CW, 10:144.