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Tuesday, January 6, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Col. Daniel Ullmann and Capt. Alban B. Botsford, both of 78th New York Infantry, confer with President in matter of organizing brigade of Negro troops in Louisiana. Memorandum Concerning Alban B. Botsford, 6 January 1863, CW, 6:41.

Lincoln directs Sec. Seward not to countersign contract between U.S. government and B. Kock for colonizing 5,000 Negroes on Ile à Vache. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 6 January 1863, CW, 6:41-42.

Interviews Strange N. Palmer, father of Robert M. Palmer, late minister to Argentine, and Simon Cameron regarding commission in Marine Corps for Strange J. Palmer. Palmer to Lincoln, 27 March 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin deposits $450 in Springfield Marine Bank, payments on principal and interest on Springfield City Bond. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

Lincoln writes a second letter to Mrs. Abraham (Jane) Hoge, of Chicago, Illinois, regarding her request to obtain a "staff officer" appointment for her son. Previously, Lincoln outlined the "conditions" that would allow him to proceed with the appointment. He reiterates, "A Major-General must be found who has not already the full complement of Staff-officers...and who is willing to take your son as one of them. Without these I should violate both law, and an indispensable courtesy, to thrust your son, or any one else, upon any Major General's staff." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Abraham H. Hoge, 25 November 1862, CW, 5:512; Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Abraham H. Hoge, 6 January 1863, CW, 6:40-41.