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Monday, October 6, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Gov. Morton (Ind.) and Sec. Chase request President to furlough Indiana soldiers home to vote. Official Records—Armies 499.

Former Sen. Walker (Miss.), who sent President pamphlet on subject two weeks before, discusses with Lincoln conclusive character of decisions of accounting offices of Treasury. Memorandum, [c. 6 October 1862], CW, 5:451.

President instructs Gen. Halleck to telegraph Gen. McClellan to "cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy or drive him south." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 7 October 1862, CW, 5:452.

Sec. Welles out riding meets President. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln receives September salary warrant for $2,022.33 which is $61 under previous warrant as result of 3 per cent income tax deduction. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.