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Sunday, March 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

J. H. Hackett, in Washington for week's theatrical engagement, visits Lincoln. Hackett to Lincoln, 9 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Judge Hughes interviews President on behalf of A. Montgomery. Montgomery to Cameron, 20 March 1864, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Governor Michael Hahn and congratulates him on his recent election. Lincoln notes that Hahn will be remembered "as the first-free-state Governor of Louisiana." Lincoln suggests an agenda for the upcoming state constitutional convention. He advocates giving the vote to "some of the colored people," specifically, "the very intelligent, and especially those who have fought gallantly in our ranks." Lincoln adds, "But this is only a suggestion, not to the public, but to you alone." Abraham Lincoln to Michael Hahn, 13 March 1864, CW, 7:243.

Informs Gen. Schurz that he cannot take part in approaching political canvass without separating from military service. Abraham Lincoln to Carl Schurz, 13 March 1864, CW, 7:243-44.