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Saturday, December 27, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Atty. Gen. Bates confer with Rev. Samuel B. McPheeters, pastor of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, who was ordered by Provost Marshal Franklin A. Dick on December 19, 1862 to leave state within 10 days because of sympathy with rebellion. Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 2 January 1863, CW, 6:33.

Lincoln directs Gen. Curtis: "Let the order in regard to Dr. McPheeters and family be suspended until you hear from me again." Abraham Lincoln to Samuel R. Curtis, 27 December 1862, CW, 6:20.

In evening Sen. Sumner (Mass.) reads aloud to President memorial from clergymen regarding Emancipation Proclamation. Gen. Burnside also at White House in evening. John M. Forbes, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899), 1:352-53.