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Friday, November 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President pauses on way to War Dept. to watch telegraph operators practice new flag code of James M. Swain on White House grounds. Bates, Telegraph Office, 263.

Agrees with Halleck on Gen. Burnside's plans and notifies Burnside to go ahead. Isaac N. Arnold, Life of Abraham Lincoln, 362.

Receives Massachusetts group bearing petition from 12,333 women supporting administration. Petition, 13 November 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Telegraphs Gen. Francis P. Blair, Jr., at St. Louis: "Please telegraph me the result of the election in Missouri, on Congress and Legislature." Abraham Lincoln to Francis P. Blair, Jr., 14 November 1862, CW, 5:496-97.