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Thursday, January 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln interviews T. Stackpole, who "desires to go into some business about oysters." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 14 January 1864, CW, 7:128.

Sends two autographs to Bishop McIlvaine. Abraham Lincoln to Charles P. McIlvaine, 14 January 1864, CW, 7:128.

President Lincoln meets with Congressman Brutus J. Clay, of Kentucky, and with Mrs. Haggard regarding Haggard's nineteen-year-old son Edward. Mrs. Haggard petitions Lincoln for Edward's release from Camp Douglas, a union prisoner-of-war camp located in Chicago, Illinois. After the conference with Clay and Haggard, Lincoln issues a memorandum granting Edward's discharge contingent upon his "tak[ing] the [loyalty] oath of Dec. 8." Memorandum Concerning Edward Haggard, 14 January 1864, CW, 7:129.

Approves act extending payment of bounties to March 1, 1864. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 15 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.