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Sunday, November 9, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Burnside assumes command of Army of Potomac as ordered by President on November 5, 1862. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, [5 November 1862], CW, 5:485-86.

[Mrs. Lincoln still at Parker House in Boston. Boston Journal, 11 November 1862.]

President writes her: "Mrs. Cuthbert [seamstress] & Aunt Mary [nurse] want to move to the White House, because it has grown so cold at Soldiers Home. Shall they?" Abraham Lincoln to Mary Lincoln, 9 November 1862, CW, 5:492.