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Thursday, January 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President arranges interview with J. W. Forney, Simon Cameron, and Henry C. Johnson, speaker of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, for 7 P.M. Abraham Lincoln to John W. Forney, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:157.

Suggests to Sec. Chase that C. K. Hawkes be appointed treasury agent. "I have some reason to believe it would please Gen. Banks, . . . I have heard that he and General Banks are old acquaintances and friends." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:156.

Writes recommendation: "This boy [Solomon J. Johnson] says he knows Secretary Chase, and would like to have the place [messenger for the Treasury Dept.] made vacant by William Johnson's death. I believe he is a good boy and I should be glad for him to have the place if it is still vacant." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:156-57.

Orders Gen. Halleck to have Gens. Rosecrans and Curtis prevent as far as possible renewal of trouble in vicinity of Kansas City. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 28 January 1864, CW, 7:157-58.