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Tuesday, October 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

At noon cabinet meeting President reads dispatch from Gen. Meade stating that, if not attacked by Gen. R. E. Lee, he will attack Lee. Welles, Diary.

President informs I. W. McVeagh: "We have frequent despatches from Gen. Meade, and up to ten o'clock last night, nothing had happened giving either side any marked advantage." Abraham Lincoln to I. Wayne McVeagh, 13 October 1863, CW, 6:512.

Replies to inquiry of Cong. Moorhead (Pa.) regarding publication of military dispatches by saying: "Not unless you think it necessary." Abraham Lincoln to James K. Moorhead, 13 October 1863, CW, 6:512.