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Friday, September 19, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting on topic of military successes. Blair to McClellan, 19 September 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase calls on President and hands him letters of former Cong. Robert Dale Owen (Ind.), abolitionist, social reformer, and diplomat, on subject of emancipation. Official Records—Armies 481.

President orders secretary of interior to turn over to secretary of war U.S. Penitentiary in District of Columbia for use as arsenal. Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, 19 September 1862, CW, 5:429-30.