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Saturday, September 5, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., and directs him to quartermaster general. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery C. Meigs, 5 September 1863, CW, 6:432-33.

Receives August salary warrant for $2,022.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Writes former Cong. Segar (Va.) of dispatch from Maj. Henry Z. Hayner reporting that people are jubilant over presidential order ending collection of lighthouse assessment as victory over government extorted by fear. "No dollar shall be refunded by my order, until it shall appear that my act in the case has been accepted in the right spirit." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Segar, 5 September 1863, CW, 6:434.