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Tuesday, October 7, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln not at White House in forenoon, presumably with Gen. Halleck. Cox to Lincoln, 7 October 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting at noon features President's account of visit to headquarters of Army of Potomac. Some attention given to movements toward Charleston and Mississippi. Official Records—Armies 500-1.

Writes Gen. McClellan: "You wish to see your family, and I wish to oblige you. It might be left to your own discretion—certainly so, if Mrs. M. could meet you here at Washington." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 7 October 1862, CW, 5:452.