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Monday, August 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln orders stay of execution in case of Dr. David M. Wright for the murder of Second Lieutenant Alanson L. Sanborn in Norfolk, Virginia. Abraham Lincoln to John G. Foster, 3 August 1863, CW, 6:362.

Regrets Gen. James H. Van Alen, 3d New York Cavalry, forced to resign because of poor health. Abraham Lincoln to James H. Van Alen, 3 August 1863, CW, 6:363.

Writes second memorandum on appointment of G. T. Harris to West Point. "As soon as I consistently can, I wish to oblige Bishop McIlvaine." Memorandum: Appointment of George T. Harris, 3 August 1863, CW, 6:362.