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Saturday, October 10, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning at Soldiers' Home, President speaks to soldier who requests discharge for lumbago. In afternoon, President publishes request in newspaper for unnamed soldier to see him again. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 10 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

President receives Lord Lyons, Rear Admiral Alexander Milne, and two other officers of British navy, escorted by Secretary of State Seward. Washington Chronicle, 12 October 1863.

General Meade reports there are reasons to believe enemy is moving into Shenandoah Valley. Lincoln telegraphs: "Am interested with your despatch of noon. How is it now?" Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 10 October 1863, CW, 6:509.