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Saturday, June 27, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President at conference in War Dept. agrees to relieve Gen. Hooker of command of Army of Potomac and replace him with Gen. George G. Meade. Randall, Lincoln, 2:274.

Telegraphs Hooker: "It did not come from the newspapers, nor did I believe it, but I wished to be entirely sure it was a falsehood." [This probably refers to rumor that Hooker was AWOL from army.] Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 27 June 1863, CW, 6:297-98.