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Thursday, June 4, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives complaints from Illinois political leaders against General Burnside's Order No. 38 and revokes suspension of Chicago Times circulation. Harper, Press, 261; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 4 June 1863, CW, 6:248.

President, accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln and party, attends recitation from Shakespeare at private residence near Chain Bridge. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Orders Gen. Hooker to suspend execution of sentences in cases of Enos Daily, Philip Margraff, and Carlos Harrington of 146th New York Volunteers. Situation seems to be that recruits enlisting for six months are required to serve three years. "It is notorious among New-Yorkers that a regular system of deceit was practiced by recruiting officers." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 4 June 1863, CW, 6:248.