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Thursday, October 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President sets forth duties of Gen. Schofield in command in Missouri: 1. Advance efficiency of military establishment. 2. Arrest individuals and suppress newspapers when they are working injury to military. 3. Remove inhabitants en masse at own discretion. 4. Do not engage in returning fugitive slaves nor in enticing slaves from their homes. 5. Allow no one to enlist Negro troops except upon orders. 6. Allow no one to confiscate property except upon orders. 7. Allow only those qualified under Missouri laws to vote. 8. So far as practicable, expel guerrillas, marauders, and murderers. Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:492-93.

President's nephew, John Todd Grimsley, fails to meet entrance requirements at Naval Academy. Washington Chronicle, 2 October 1863.

Sen. Sherman (Ohio) and Judge David K. Cartter visit Lincoln in support of delegation from Missouri and Kansas. Butler, Correspondence, 3:116.

Lincoln writes Gov. Bradford (Md.): "Please be here in person at 12. M. Saturday to fix up definitely in writing" the matter about slaves of loyal Marylanders being enlisted along with other Negroes. Abraham Lincoln to Augustus W. Bradford, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:491.

Advises Sec. Usher: "I suppose [Newton] Edmunds [chief clerk in surveyor general's office for Dakota Territory] better be appointed Governor of Dakota." Abraham Lincoln to John P. Usher, 1 October 1863, CW, 6:494-95.