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Tuesday, January 12, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President establishes western base of Sierra Nevada Mountains relative to construction of Central Pacific Railroad. Order Fixing Western Base of Union Pacific Railroad, 12 January 1864, CW, 7:122.

Cabinet meets, with three members present. Welles, Diary.

"The President's reception this evening passed off very pleasantly, although not so largely attended as usual. . . . President Lincoln appeared in excellent health." New York Herald, 13 January 1864; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 13 January 1864, 2d ed., 1:7-2:1.

Lincoln devotes salary warrants, August 1863, September 1863, October 1863 and December 1863, to purchase of $8,000 Treasury notes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Transmits to Senate communications regarding "alleged exceptional treatment of Kansas troops when captured by those in rebellion." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 12 January 1864, CW, 7:123.