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Tuesday, March 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln meets Gen. Grant face to face for first time. Nicolay, Lincoln's Secretary, 195-96; Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, 2 vols. (London: Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886), 2:121.

Interviews Col. Marcellus Mundy regarding use of property in Mound City, Ill., for government hospital. Mundy to Lincoln, 8 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives report that New Hampshire elections have gone to Union ticket by large majority. Rollins and Chandler to Lincoln, 8 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Mrs. Lincoln begin receiving guests at 8 P.M. Tremendous crowd. Grant arrives at 9:30 P.M. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 March 1864, 3d ed., 2:1.; Welles, Diary.

Lincoln confers with Grant about ceremony following day, when new commission of lieutenant general will be presented Grant. John G. Nicolay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History, 10 vols. (New York: Century, 1890), 8:340-41; William E. Curtis, The True Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1903), 255-56.

Promenades with Mrs. W. H. Seward, Grant with Mrs. Lincoln. Memoranda, 8 March 1864, 9 March 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.