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Friday, June 5, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln discusses with Gen. Halleck telegram from Gen. Hooker concerning disposition of troops in opposition to Gen. R. E. Lee. U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, 3 vols., 38th Cong., 2d sess. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1865), I, 249.

President Lincoln writes to Commander of the Army of the Potomac General Joseph Hooker, and offers a strategy to outmaneuver Confederate General Robert E. Lee: "In case you find Lee coming to the North of the Rappahannock [River], I would by no means cross to the South of it. . . . In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence, and liable to be torn by dogs, front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 5 June 1863, CW, 6:249-51.

Reads paper prepared in reply to Cong. "Erastus Corning [N.Y.] & Others." Welles, Diary.

Interviews Cong. Fernando Wood (N.Y.). N.Y. Herald, 6 June 1863.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,022.34. [Irwin deposits $350 in Springfield Marine Bank, rent from L. A. Tilton. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182, 165.]