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Tuesday, August 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

At cabinet meeting "general feeling over public affairs was decidedly more hopeful than for some time past." Boston Advertiser, 28 August 1862.

Lincoln makes several trips to telegraph office during day, and after supper goes prepared to stay all night for latest news from Gen. Pope at front and Gen. McClellan at Alexandria, Va. Bates, Telegraph Office, 118.

Personally pays $124.25 of White House bills for books amounting to $250. Pratt, Personal Finances, 181; Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin B. French, 26 August 1862, CW, 5:394.