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Wednesday, November 26, 1862.+-

En route and Belle Plain, VA.

President at Belle Plain in evening for conference with Gen. Burnside. "Neither Halleck nor the Sect. knew that he was going." Colburn to McClellan, 27 November 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Referring to slave belonging to Judge George Robertson of Kentucky, Lincoln writes: "If this be true, convey yours [slave] to Col. [William L.] Utley, so that he can make him free, and I will pay you any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars." Abraham Lincoln to George Robertson, 26 November 1862, CW, 5:512-14.

[Mrs. Lincoln leaves New York on return trip to Washington. Philadelphia Press, 27 November 1862.]