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Saturday, October 24, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President acknowledges receipt of medal from Union League of Philadelphia, by which he becomes an honorary member. Abraham Lincoln to George H. Boker, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:533-34.

Suggests to Gen. Halleck that Army of Potomac "with all possible expedition" get ready to attack Gen. R. E. Lee. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:534-35.

At 2 P.M. in White House replies to address by moderator of Baltimore Presbyterian Synod. Remarks to Baltimore Presbyterian Synod: Two Versions, 24 October 1863, CW, 6:535-36; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 October 1863, 2d ed., 2:5-6.

About 3 P.M. visits Government Printing Office, North Capitol and H Sts. NW., on invitation of Supt. John D. Defrees, and speaks briefly to employees. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 October 1863, 2d ed., 3:1; Washington Chronicle, 25 October 1863.

Confers with Sec. Chase about appointment of former Gov. Israel Washburn, Jr., (Maine) to collectorship at Portland, Maine. Chase to Lincoln, 24 October 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Comments on difference of outlook in dispatches from Gens. Rosecrans and Thomas. Hay, Letters and Diary.