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Monday, December 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Cong. Calvin T. Hulburd (N.Y.) relative to deserters in Canada. Hulburd to Lincoln, 21 December 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Approves joint resolution tendering thanks of Congress and medal to Gen. Grant. Washington Chronicle, 22 December 1863.

Remains at War Dept. while decoders read message, intercepted in mail at New York, intended for Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State (CSA). Bates, Telegraph Office, 71-72.

President informs Sens. Foster (Conn.) and Dixon (Conn.) he has sent up nomination of Henry Hammond to be marshal of Connecticut. Abraham Lincoln to Lafayette S. Foster and James Dixon, 21 December 1863, CW, 7:82-83.

Sends note to Gov. Peirpoint (Va.): "Please come up and see me to-day." Abraham Lincoln to Francis H. Peirpoint, 21 December 1863, CW, 7:83.

Comments, in letter to Sec. Stanton , on aspects of "strikes in the Ship-yards," social influence of St. Louis upon Gen. Pope, and future of Gen. Schofield. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 21 December 1863, CW, 7:84-85.