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Sunday, January 31, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President answers Gen. Banks' query regarding loyal people in Louisiana who wish to avoid taking oath of December 8, 1864: "You are at liberty to adopt any rule which shall admit to vote any unquestionably loyal free-state men and none others." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 31 January 1864, CW, 7:161-62.

Notifies Gov. Bramlette (Ky.): "Gen Boyle[']s resignation is accepted, so that your Excellency can give him the appointment proposed." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas E. Bramlette, 31 January 1864, CW, 7:163.