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Monday, December 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Capt. Dahlgren at White House about 10 A.M. at request of President, to observe testing of new gunpowder. J. W. Forney with Lincoln to confer on cabinet changes. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Gen. Burnside hold military conference with Sec. Stanton at his residence. John M. Forbes, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899), 1:344.

Lincoln congratulates Army of Potomac for courage displayed at Battle of Fredericksburg. Congratulations to the Army of the Potomac, 22 December 1862, CW, 6:13-14.

Acknowledges plan of Gens. Franklin and William F. Smith for Army of Potomac to advance on Richmond by way of James River. Abraham Lincoln to William B. Franklin and William F. Smith, 22 December 1862, CW, 6:15-16.

Sends to Senate report of former Sen. Johnson's (Md.) activities as U.S. commissioner at New Orleans during July 1862. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 22 December 1862, CW, 6:16.

Discusses possible cabinet shake-up with Sen. Browning (Ill.) in evening. Browning, Diary.

Mrs. Lincoln borrows "Scott Poetical Works" from Library of Congress. Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[It is not possible to specify which edition of Sir Walter Scott, Poetical Works was ordered.]