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Tuesday, October 20, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President meets with Major General Daniel E. Sickles, probably regarding estate known as Panoche Grande, Calif., of which Sickles is part owner. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:4; Abraham Lincoln to Daniel E. Sickles, 22 August 1863, CW, 6:402.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

President confers with Thomas C. Durant, New York promoter of Union Pacific Railroad, about surveying plans. Durant to Lincoln, 17 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Approves in letter to W. S. Rowland idea of creating National Rifle Corps. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Remarks to Atty. Gen. Bates: "I have no friend in Missouri." Bates to Lincoln, 22 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.