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Thursday, October 22, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President addresses members of New School Presbyterian Synod during their visit to White House. Remarks to New School Presbyterians, 22 October 1863, CW, 6:531-32; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 October 1863, 2d ed. 2:4-5.

Comments on speech delivered by Postmaster Gen. Blair at Rockville, Md. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Confers with Sen. Reverdy Johnson (Md.) and Gov. Bradford (Md.) on matters of suffrage. Bradford to Lincoln, 31 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sends for Gen. Schenck: "Please come over here. The fact of one of our officers being killed on the Patuxent, is a specimen of what I would avoid. It seems to me we could send white men to recruit better than to send negroes, and thus inaugerate [sic] homicides on punctillio." Abraham Lincoln to Robert C. Schenck, 22 October 1863, CW, 6:532.