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Friday, August 8, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting—"nothing proposed and nothing done of any moment." 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).

President directs secretary of war to issue order for arrest of persons engaged in discouraging enlistments. Memorandum, 8 August 1862, Edwin M. Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Senator Dixon (Conn.) confers with Lincoln about Connecticut politics. Dixon to Lincoln, 11 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln assures Baron de Stoeckl that although enlistments are slow, two or three million men will respond in case of necessity. Albert A. Woldman, Lincoln and the Russians (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1952), 196.

Sends congratulations to Queen Victoria upon marriage of daughter. Abraham Lincoln to Queen Victoria, 8 August 1862, CW, 5:363.

In evening at Soldiers' Home Mrs. Heintzelman discusses with Lincoln her husband's opposition to withdrawal of Army of Potomac from peninsula. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[John Hay is ill with ague fever. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 August 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.]