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Tuesday, November 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President recognizes G. Papendick as consul of Hanover at Boston. Washington Chronicle, 9 November 1863.

Appoints confidential secretary of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, H. G. Plantz, as U.S. attorney for Southern District of Florida. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:1.

William Evans, English liberal in America to study democratic government, visits Lincoln. John M. Forbes, Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1899), 2:76-78.

Lincoln writes Sec. Seward in Auburn, N.Y.: "Nothing new. Despatches up to twelve last night, from Chattanooga show all quiet and doing well. How is your son?" Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 November 1863, CW, 6:562.

Lincoln writes to the commander of the Army of the Potomac General George Meade and requests more information concerning Private Samuel Wellers with the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Lincoln explains, "Wellers . . . writes that he is to be shot for desertion on the 6th . . . His own story is rather a bad one, and yet he tells it so frankly, that I am some what interested in him. Has he been a good soldier, except the desertion? About how old is he?" Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 3 November 1863, CW, 6:561.