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Wednesday, December 24, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends congratulations to Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, on forthcoming marriage of brother. Abraham Lincoln to Francis Joseph I, 24 December 1862, CW, 6:18-19.

Transmits to Congress report from Sec. Seward on subject of consular pupils. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 24 December 1862, CW, 6:19.

Cong. Samuel S. Cox (Ohio) interviews Lincoln on behalf of Col. Samuel A. Gilbert. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 24 December 1862, CW, 6:19.

Sen. Sumner (Mass.) spends evening with President discussing Emancipation Proclamation. John M. Forbes, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899), 1:349.

Mrs. Lincoln borrows "Read, Thomas B. The Wagoner of the Alleghanies; a poem of the days of seventy-six" from Library of Congress. [Thomas Buchanan Read, The Wagoner of the Alleghanies . . ., Philadelphia, 1862.] Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.