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Tuesday, November 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends William M. McPherson of St. Louis to Arkansas for purpose of persuading people who want peace to elect members to Congress, "and perhaps a legislature, State officers, and United States Senators." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, John S. Phelps and Others, 18 November 1862, CW, 5:500.

[Mrs. Lincoln is still at Metropolitan hotel in New York where she is receiving daily calls from elite of city. N.Y. Herald, 18 November 1862.]

Lincoln inquires of Gen. Dix at Fortress Monroe, Va.: "Please give me your best opinion, as to the number of the enemy now at Richmond, and also at Petersburg." Abraham Lincoln to John A. Dix, 18 November 1862, CW, 5:499.