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Thursday, November 12, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President attends wedding of Kate Chase, daughter of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, and Senator William Sprague (R.I.) for a few minutes without Mrs. Lincoln. Hay, Letters and Diary; "Castine" [Noah Brooks], Washington, 14 November 1863, in Sacramento Union (CA), 12 December 1863.

"Mr. Lincoln and most of the Cabinet were there [Chase wedding] and many General officers in uniform." Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 13 November 1863; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 13 November 1863, 2d ed., 2:5.

Lincoln requests J. D. Defrees: "Please see this girl who works in your [Government printing] office, and find out about her brother, and come and tell me." [Her brother, impressed into Confederate service, was taken prisoner by Union forces.] Abraham Lincoln to John D. Defrees, 12 November 1863, CW, 7:12.