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Tuesday, January 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Robert: "There is a good deal of smallpox here. Your friends must judge for themselves whether they ought to come or not." Abraham Lincoln to Robert T. Lincoln, 19 January 1864, CW, 7:137.

Confers with former Cong. Joshua R. Giddings (Ohio), consul general to British North American Provinces, who wants Maj. Grotius R. Giddings, his son, made brigadier general. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton and Henry W. Halleck, 19 January 1864, CW, 7:137-38.

Cabinet discusses admission of cotton into Union lines. Welles, Diary.