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Wednesday, October 8, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President answers request of T. H. Clay at Cincinnati: "You can not have reflected seriously when you ask that I shall order Gen. [George W.] Morgan's command to Kentucky as a favor, because they have marched from Cumberland Gap." War does not "admit of holy days. On Morgan's command, . . . depends the question whether the enemy will get to the Ohio River in another place." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas H. Clay, 8 October 1862, CW, 5:452-53.

Writes Gen. Grant: "I congratulate you and all concerned on your recent battles and victories [Corinth, Miss.] How does it all sum up? I especially regret the death of Gen. [Pleasant A.] Hackelman [Hackleman]; and am very anxious to know the condition of Gen. [Richard J.] Oglesby, who is an intimate personal friend." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 8 October 1862, CW, 5:453.