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Sunday, September 20, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln shows John Hay dispatch from Gen. Rosecrans relative to first day's fighting near Chattanooga and expresses anxiety. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Sends message to Mrs. Lincoln in New York: "I neither see nor hear anything of sickness here now; though there may be much without my knowing it. I wish you to stay, or come just as is most agreeable to yourself." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 20 September 1863, CW, 6:469.

Leaves Soldiers' Home at 10 P.M. and spends night in White House. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 21 September 1863.