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Tuesday, December 16, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves change in date for execution of Minnesota Indians from December 19, 1862 to December 26, 1862. Abraham Lincoln to Henry H. Sibley, 16 December 1862, CW, 6:6-7.

Orders Gen. Curtis to investigate evacuation incident involving Nathaniel W. Watkins, halfbrother of Henry Clay, "and restore the old man to his home, if the public interest will admit." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 16 December 1862, CW, 6:6.