Results 1 entry found

Wednesday, December 31, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Special cabinet meeting at 10 A.M. to make final revision of Emancipation Proclamation. Welles, Diary; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 1 January 1863, 2:2.

General Ambrose E. Burnside, in Washington to testify before court martial of General Fitz John Porter, confers with President and Secretary of War on military matters. Burnside to Lincoln, 30 December 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Thomas Harry Williams, Lincoln and the Radicals (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1941), 223; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 1 January 1863, 2:2.

President signs agreement with Bernard Kock, promoter and self-styled "Governor of A'Vache Island," for colony of freedmen on Ile à Vache, dependency of Haiti. Monaghan, Diplomat, 272.

Interviews "old lady of genteel appearance" who has been ordered by government to vacate building where she lives and keeps boarders. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 1 January 1863, CW, 6:33.

Approves act admitting state of West Virginia into Union, and for other purposes. Stat. L., XII, 633; Abraham Lincoln to Members of the Cabinet, 23 December 1862, CW, 6:17.

[Irwin deposits $1,195.83 in Springfield Marine Bank, principal and interest on Smith, Edwards & Co. note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]