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Sunday, December 13, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln confides in O. H. Browning that Emily Todd Helm, half-sister to Mrs. Lincoln, is at White House and fact should not be made public. Browning, Diary.

Sends message to Gen. Schofield: "On the 11th. I telegraphed, asking you to come here and see me. Did you receive the despatch?" Abraham Lincoln to John M. Schofield, 13 December 1863, CW, 7:62.

Discusses Missouri affairs and seems inclined to remove Schofield and put Gen. Resecrans in his place. Hay, Letters and Diary.

In evening Gens. Sickles and Wadsworth call on President, who has special guest, James H. Hackett. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:1; Hay, Letters and Diary.