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Monday, December 14, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews former Cong. Samuel L. Casey (Ky.) and orders safe-conduct for him from Cairo, Ill. to Red River and return with any cargoes he may bring. Agreement Signed by Samuel L. Casey, 14 December 1863, CW, 7:62-63.

Restores all rights of person and property to Emily Todd Helm who takes oath of December 8, 1863. Amnesty to Emily T. Helm, 14 December 1863, CW, 7:63-64.

Declines to see Cong. Fernando Wood (N.Y.), who seeks amnesty for Northern sympathizers with rebellion. Memorandum, 15 December 1863, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and family visit Ford's Theatre with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox to see James H. Hackett play Falstaff in Henry IV. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:1,15 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:4; Washington Chronicle, 15 December 1863.