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Saturday, October 25, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meeting subject is case of Gen. Jefferson C. Davis who shot to death Gen. William Nelsonfollowing reprimand by Davis for alleged negligence. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln wires Gen. McClellan: "I have just read your despatch about sore tongued and fatiegued [sic] horses. Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigue anything?" Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 24 [25] October 1862, CW, 5:474-75.

[Mrs. Lincoln is serenaded in evening at Metropolitan Hotel in New York. Speeches are made from balcony of hotel. General Scott and Archbishop Hughes pay their respects. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 28 October 1862, 2d ed., 2:2.]