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Friday, January 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Mrs. Lincoln hold annual New Year's Day reception at White House. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 1 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Members of diplomatic corps begin to arrive at 10 A.M. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

At 11 A.M. official families pay their respects. Welles, Diary.

Mrs. Lincoln first appears at 11:30 A.M. to receive officers of Army and Navy. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Washington Chronicle, 31 December 1864.

Public reception begins at 12 M. and lasts until 2 P.M. Washington Chronicle, 1 January 1864.

Lincoln receives four Negroes, who wait in long line to be presented. Washington Chronicle, 1 January 1864.