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Wednesday, October 28, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Gov. Johnson (Tenn.): "If not too inconvenient, please come at once, and have a personal consultation with me." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 28 October 1863, CW, 6:543.

Lincoln writes to commander of the Department of the Missouri General John M. Schofield and asks him to investigate claims "that the Federal and State authorities are arming the disloyal, and disarming the loyal." Lincoln reviewed "three communications . . . and . . . a large number of affidavits . . . [that] show by name, forty two persons, as disloyal, who have been armed." Lincoln finds no evidence to substantiate the claims. He asks Schofield "to give special attention to this region, particularly on election day. Prevent violence from whatever quarter; and see that the soldiers themselves, do no wrong." Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 28 October 1863, CW, 6:543-45.