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Tuesday, February 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln confers with F. B. Carpenter in White House study. Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt calls and remains most of morning. In afternoon several cabinet members visit Lincoln. At 3 P.M. President and Carpenter walk to M. B. Brady's studio. Several photographs made, including one later used on $5 bill. Carpenter, Six Months, 32; Frederick H. Meserve and Carl Sandburg, The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944), 9 February 1864.

Evening White House levee is largest and "surpassed all previous ones of the season." Robert Lincoln attends. President in good health and spirits. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 February 1864, 2d ed, 2:1; Washington National Republican, 10 February 1864.