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Saturday, November 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln, ill with mild case of smallpox, quips: "Now I have something I can give everybody." Monaghan, Diplomat, 344.

"Old Abe has a well developed case of varioloid. I was with him an hour and a half the other day and we went over many things." Gaillard Hunt, Israel, Elihu, and Cadwallader Washburn: A Chapter in American Biography (New York: Macmillan, 1925), 230.

Converses in evening for more than hour with Cong. Colfax (Ind.) about Postmaster Gen. Blair and presidential candidates. Hay, Letters and Diary.