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Saturday, November 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President decides that "Confederate Scrip" owned by Union men may not be invested in cotton to be removed from Confederacy. Roy P. Basler, "Beef! beef! beef! Lincoln and Judge Robertson," Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 6 (September 1951):405; Abraham Lincoln to William L. Vance, 22 November 1862, CW, 5:507.

Holds conference at Sec. Seward's residence. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Informs Gen. Banks: "I have just been overwhelmed and confounded with the sight of a requisition made by you, . . . If you had the articles of this requisition upon the wharf, with the necessary animals to make them of use, and forage for the animals, you could not get vessels together in two weeks to carry the whole, to say nothing of your twenty thousand men; . . . And, after all, where you are going, you have no use for them." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 22 November 1862, CW, 5:505-6.