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Friday, August 15, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles meets with President at 9 A.M. to discuss personnel. Welles, Diary.

President sends Richard M. Blatchford, member of committee of three appointed by Lincoln to superintend disbursement of public monies appropriated to raise troops for Union, to Rome as minister resident. National Intelligencer, 15 August 1862.

Calls Secs. Chase and Welles together and settles Connecticut appointments. Donald, Chase Diaries, 112.