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Tuesday, February 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet discusses wisdom of shooting deserter as example to army. Welles, Diary.

Sen. Foot (Vt.) asks Lincoln to send William H. Hodges, nephew of Mrs. Foot, to West Point. Memorandum: Appointment of William H. Hodges, 3 February 1863, CW, 6:89-90.

White House requests copy of "Horacaii Opera" from Library of Congress. Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Source indicates German edition, possibly one published in Leipzig, 1856, edited by Carl Wilhelm Nauch, and Georg Theodor Kr├╝ger.] President addresses note to Sec. Stanton: "Sec. of War, please see Mr. Conkling, a good man, who comes as successor of Mr. Campbell, now deceased, as agent to settle accounts for Illinois." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 3 February 1863, CW, 6:90.