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Friday, September 12, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

4 A.M. Sleepless President wires McClellan: "How does it look now?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:418.

9 A.M. John Ross, chief of Cherokee Nation, confers with President about treaty relations. Ross to Lincoln, 16 September 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Brief cabinet meeting on military affairs. Welles, Diary.

Sec. Chase at White House confers with President about diplomatic post at St. Petersburg. Chase to Cameron, 12 September 1862, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President especially interested in troop movement in Maryland. Writes Gen. McClellan: "Receiving nothing from Harper's Ferry or Martinsburg to-day, and positive information from Wheeling that the line is cut, corroborates the idea that the enemy is recrossing the Potomac. Please do not let him get off without being hurt." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:418.

Replies to statement by Gen. Boyle who reports withdrawing of troops from Louisville, Ky., is causing panic, by asking: "Where is the enemy which you dread in Louisville? How near to you?" Gen. Horatio G. Wright is responsible for Louisville and "for us here, to control him there on the ground would be a Babel of confusion." Abraham Lincoln to Jeremiah T. Boyle, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:416-17.

Answers Gov. Curtin (Pa.) "Your despatch asking for eighty thousand disciplined troops to be sent to Pennsylvania is received. Please consider. We have not to exceed eighty thousand disciplined troops, properly so called, this side of the mountains, . . . The best possible security for Pennsylvania is putting the strongest force possible into the enemies rear." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew G. Curtin, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:417.

Writes Mayor Henry (Philadelphia): "Please do not be offended when I assure you that, in my confident belief, Philadelphia is in no danger. . . . and could not be reached by the rebel Army in ten days, if no hinderance was interposed." Abraham Lincoln to Alexander Henry, 12 September 1862, CW, 5:417-18.