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Tuesday, October 6, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President recognizes Niels P. Petersen as vice consul of Denmark for Illinois. Washington Chronicle, 9 October 1863.

In the evening, Lincoln attends a performance of Shakespeare's Othello, starring E. L. Davenport, at Grover's Theatre with his family and Private Secretary William O. Stoddard. The following day, the Grover's newspaper advertisement boasts, "THE GRAND REOPENING A GREAT SUCCESS. TREMENDOUS RUSH. OVER TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE UNABLE TO GAIN ADMISSION. THE PRESIDENT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE [William H. Seward], AND THEIR FAMILIES PRESENT." A newspaper reports, "The President had intended to remain only an hour, but was so pleased with the play that he stayed it out." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 October 1863, 1:3; 7 October 1863, 2:6; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 7 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:1; New York Herald, 9 October 1863, 7:2.

[W. H. Herndon deposits $213, possibly payment on Joseph Smith note, in Lincoln's account in Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]