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Thursday, November 6, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Chase at White House in morning reads to President letter from Gen. Butler regarding wages of Negroes at New Orleans. Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 6 November 1862, CW, 5:487-88.

F. P. Blair, Sr., interviews President for purpose of retaining Gen. McClellan in command of Army of Potomac. William E. Smith, The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics, 2 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1933), 2:144.

Cong. Odell (N.Y.) visits White House at request of President. Odell to Lincoln, 5 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.