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Sunday, June 28, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At 10 A.M. cabinet meeting President reads reply to resolutions of Ohio Democratic State Convention regarding former Cong. Vallandigham (Ohio). Also reads Gen. Hooker's telegram offering to resign as commander of Army of Potomac. Sec. Welles believes that choice of Gen. Meade to succeed Hooker was made before meeting. Welles, Diary.

"Gen. Hooker has asked to be relieved and Gen. Meade succeeds him." Diary, Montgomery C. Meigs Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Couch at Harrisburg, Pa.: "What news now? What are the enemy firing at four miles from your works?" Abraham Lincoln to Darius N. Couch, 28 June 1863, CW, 6:299.