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Thursday, February 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews G. A. Van Duyn of Springfield, Ill., regarding permit to trade South. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178.

Endorses recommendation that $800,000 be appropriated by Congress to reimburse Pennsylvania for cost of militia in U.S. service. Endorsement Concerning Pennsylvania Militia, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178.

Confers with Commissioner French relative to rebuilding White House stables. Globe, 595.

Interviews George Marshall of St. Louis on business, following introduction by Cong. William R. Morrison (Ill.). Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 16 February 1864, CW, 7:189; Morrison to Lincoln, 11 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Robert consults his father on point of law. Two unidentified Kentucky gentlemen visit Lincoln. Carpenter, Six Months, 45.

Committee from Synod of Reformed Presbyterian Church solicits support of President for amendment to Constitution extending freedom. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 February 1864, 3:1.

Patterson McGee, dismissed as President's coachman on day White House stables burned, is arrested on charge of having started fire. Washington Chronicle, 12 February 1864.

President inquires of Sec. Stanton what is to be done about War Dept. order giving Bishop Edward R. Ames control and possession of all Methodist churches in certain southern military departments. "'I will not have control of any church on any side.'" Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 11 February 1864, CW, 7:178-80.