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Wednesday, December 10, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Wilmot (Pa.) asks President to appoint his son, Thomas M. Wilmot, to West Point. Memorandum: Appointment of Thomas M. Wilmot, 10 December 1862, CW, 5:549.

President sends communication to House of Representatives regarding arrest of part of crew of U.S.S. "Sumter." Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 10 December 1862, CW, 5:549.

Recommends to Congress that vote of thanks be given Lt. Comdr. George U. Morris (USN.) for valiant action against "Merrimac" at Hampton Roads. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 10 December 1862, CW, 5:549-50.

Sen. Timothy O. Howe (Wis.) and two colleagues call on Lincoln in interest of Gen. Egbert L. Viele. Howe to Lincoln, 10 December 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes J. K. Dubois: "In the summer of 1859 when Mr. Freeman visited Springfield, Illinois, in relation to the McCallister & Stebbins bonds I promised that, . . . I would ask the members of the Legislature to give him a full and fair hearing of his case. . . . I sincerely wish it may be given him." Abraham Lincoln to Jesse K. Dubois, 10 December 1862, CW, 5:548-49.