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Wednesday, April 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews John B. S. Todd whose commission expired July 17, 1862, and promises to nominate him again for brigadier general, if one or two senators agree to change their votes. Todd to Cameron, 2 April 1863, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with Gov. Edward Salomon (Wis.) regarding establishment of U.S. general hospital in that state. DNA—WR RG 94, Adjt. Gen. Off., Letters Received, Misc. Branch, XXXIX, Sup. 1, 1064.

Discusses Missouri affairs with S. T. Glover and Atty. Gen. Bates. Bates, Diary.

President Lincoln writes to Major General David Hunter regarding Hunter's deployment of black soldiers at Jacksonville, Florida. Lincoln writes, "It is important to the enemy that such a force shall not take shape, and grow, and thrive, in the South; and in precisely the same proportion, it is important to us that it shall. Hence the utmost caution and vigilance is necessary on our part. The enemy will make extra efforts to destroy them; and we should do the same to preserve and increase them." Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 1 April 1863, CW, 6:158.