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Friday, August 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln and cabinet hear Gen. Meade describe parts of Battle of Gettysburg. Welles, Diary; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 August 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Lincoln writes: "My dear Cousin Lizzie [Elizabeth Todd Grimsley] I have, by the law, two classes of appointments to make to the Naval-School. . . . if I have a vacancy in the first class, I can not appoint Johnny [John Todd Grimsley], to it; and I have intended for months, and still intend, to appoint him to the very first vacancy I can get in the other class." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Elizabeth J. Grimsley, 14 August 1863, CW, 6:385-86.

[See October 1, 1863.]