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Monday, June 22, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President allots Assoc. Justice Stephen J. Field to 10th circuit of U.S. Circuit Court for Districts of California and Oregon. Assignment of Stephen J. Field, 22 June 1863, CW, 6:290.

Appoints Asst. Atty. Gen. Titian J. Coffey attorney general ad interim, in absence of Edward Bates. Bates, Diary, 23 June 1863.

Begins summer residence at Soldiers' Home. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 June 1863, 3d ed., Extra, 2:1; DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 147-321.

Sends another Leesburg, Va., report to Gen. Hooker: "'I heard very little firing this a.m. about daylight, but it seems to have stopped now. It was in about the same direction as yesterday, but farther off.' " Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 22 June 1863, CW, 6:290.

President Lincoln writes to commander of the Department of the Missouri General John M. Schofield, who seeks clarification regarding the military's role as the state institutes an emancipation policy. Lincoln writes, "I have very earnestly urged the slave-states to adopt emancipation; and it ought to be, and is an object with me not to overthrow, or thwart what any of them may in good faith do, to that end. You are therefore authorized to act in the spirit of this letter, in conjunction with what may appear to be the military necessities of your Department." John M. Schofield to Abraham Lincoln, 20 June 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 22 June 1863, CW, 6:291.