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Sunday, December 14, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President summons Gen. McDowell and Simon Cameron to White House. Gen. Heintzelman interviews President prior to McDowell's arrival. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 14 December 1862, CW, 6:2.

Gen. Herman Haupt calls at White House. Meets Mrs. Lincoln. Goes with President to Gen. Halleck's office for conference. Correspondence, 26, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln telegraphs John Nicolay at Gen. Burnside's headquarters: "What news have you?" Abraham Lincoln to John G. Nicolay, [14 December 1862], CW, 6:2.

About 10 P.M. Sen. Wilson (Mass.) brings H. Villard, war correspondent present at Battle of Fredericksburg, to see President. Henry Villard, Memoirs of Henry Villard, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904), 1:389-91.

Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Sen. Browning (Ill.) attends church. Tells Browning President would like to have him in cabinet. Browning, Diary.