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Tuesday, August 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At early hour President visits camps of two regiments of Pennsylvania volunteers. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 August 1862, 2d ed., 3:3.

Cabinet meeting. President uneasy about Gen. Pope and troop distribution in Army of Virginia. Sends to War Dept. for telegrams. Donald, Chase Diaries, 115.

Confers with Secs. Seward and Stanton on conditions in Louisiana as reported by former Sen. Johnson (Md.). Butler, Correspondence, 2:250-55.

Studies B. & O. Railroad reports on troop movements towards Washington. Koontz to Lincoln, 20 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cong. John B. Steele (N.Y.) calls on Lincoln to discuss patronage. Memorandum: Appointment of William Masten, 19 August 1862, CW, 5:383.

President summons Capt. Dahlgren to White House for information on new gunpowder and army matters relating to Gens. Pope and McClellan. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Horace Greeley's anti-slavery editorial, "The Prayer of Twenty Millions," reaches Lincoln. George W. Julian, Political Recollections 1840-1872 (Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, 1884), 220-22.

In evening President consults with A. W. Thompson on colonization of Negroes. Thompson to Lincoln, 19 August 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Reads "Address to Maryland" by Anna E. Carroll and writes her: "It is just what is needed now and you were the one to do it." Abraham Lincoln to Anna E. Carroll, 19 August 1862, CW, 5:381-82.

[Brother of Mrs. Lincoln, Col. Alexander H. Todd, dies of wound received in Battle of Baton Rouge. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 August 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.]