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Saturday, December 26, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President has audience with Baron de Stoeckl, to receive thanks of Imperial government for reception given Russian navy. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 December 1863, 2d ed., 2:4.

Interviews David Clark, member-elect of Maryland Legislature, regarding imprisonment of former Gov. Thomas G. Pratt (Md.). Blair to Lincoln, 26 December 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Releases prisoner of war and writes to U. F. Linder: "Your son Dan. has just left me, with my order to the Sec. of War, to administer to him the oath of allegiance, discharge him & send him to you." Abraham Lincoln to Usher F. Linder, 26 December 1863, CW, 7:94; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 December 1863, CW, 7:95.

Orders Judge Adv. Gen. Holt: "Let the Surgeon General [William A. Hammond] be put upon trial by a court, as suggested by the Judge Advocate General." Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 26 December 1863, CW, 7:93-94.

Writes Sec. Stanton : "Shall we go down the river to-morrow? And if so, at what hour shall we leave the wharf? and which wharf? Mrs. L. & Tad, perhaps would go. I am not at all urgent about it, & would not have you incur the least inconvenience for it." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 26 December 1863, CW, 7:95.