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Saturday, August 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President meets with Sec. Welles for two hours to select candidates for Naval Academy. Welles, Diary.

President Lincoln writes to Hiram P. Barney, the Collector of the Port of New York City, and makes a request on behalf of First Lady Mary Lincoln. Lincoln writes, "Mrs. L. has $1000.00 for the benefit of the hospitals; and she will be obliged, and send the pay, if you will be so good as to select and send her two hundred dollars worth of good lemmons, and one hundred dollars worth of good oranges." Abraham Lincoln to Hiram P. Barney, 16 August 1862, CW, 5:377-78.