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Wednesday, November 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet discusses problem of securing cotton. Bates, Diary.

President directs General in Chief Halleck to order Gen. McClellan removed from command of Army of Potomac and Gen. Burnside placed in command "forthwith, or so soon as he may deem proper." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, [5 November 1862], CW, 5:485-86.

Receives October salary warrant for $2,022.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Writes Col. William R. Morrison: "I can not even conjecture what juniors of yours, you suppose I contemplate promoting over you. True, seniority has not been my rule, in this connection; but in considering military merit, it seems to me the world has abundant evidence that I discard politics." Abraham Lincoln to William R. Morrison, 5 November 1862, CW, 5:486-87.

Telegraphs Cong. Moses F. Odell (N.Y.): "You are re-elected. I wish to see you at once. Will you come? Please answer." Abraham Lincoln to Moses F. Odell, 5 November 1862, CW, 5:487.