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Thursday, March 31, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Col. Thomas Worthington (resigned) and states in writing: "I did not think him fit for a Colonel." Memorandum Concerning Thomas Worthington, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276.

Confers with Gen. Wallace on progress of bringing together Gov. Bradford (Md.) and Cong. Davis (Md.) on subject of emancipation. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276-77.

Writes Sec. Stanton that Wallace is getting along very satisfactorily. "I have told him to be fair, but to give the benefit of all doubts to the emancipationists." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:276-77.

Asks Stanton for favor: "I sincerely wish that something satisfactory to Lt. Col. Scates—an old personal friend & most worthy gentleman—may be done for him." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 31 March 1864, CW, 7:277.

[About this date sends check for $50.00 to Dennis Hanks, second cousin and boyhood companion. Hanks to Lincoln, 5 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]