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Tuesday, October 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President asks Atty. Gen. Bates to give an opinion on President's power to fill vacancy on Supreme Court during recess of Senate. Note, 15 October 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Orders military authorities to assist commissioner of public buildings to remove army bakery from basement of Capitol. Order to Remove Bakeries from the Capitol, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:463.

Requests all having military and naval authority under U.S. within state of Louisiana to aid former Cong. John E. Bouligny (La.) of that state in elections of members to Congress of U.S., and perhaps legislature, state officers, and U.S. senators. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, George F. Shepley and Others, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:462-63.

Sends note: "Capt. Dahlgren may let 'Tad' have a little gun that he can not hurt himself with." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 14 October 1862, CW, 5:463.