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Monday, February 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President directs Sec. Stanton to have transport sent to Negro colony established on Ile à Vache and to bring back all who wish to return. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 1 February 1864, CW, 7:164-65.

Orders that draft for 500,000 men, to serve for three years or during war, be made on March 10, 1864 next. Order for Draft of 500,000 Men, 1 February 1864, CW, 7:164.

Interviews Capt. Ulric Dahlgren, who has waited from 11 A.M. until 4 P.M. They discuss personal and military matters while Lincoln is being shaved. Dahlgren to Dahlgren, 1 February 1864, John A. Dahlgren Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.