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Friday, April 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Gideon Welles, Diary.

Signs act to authorize the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, later Gallaudet University, to confer degrees. RG 11: United States Government Documents Having General Legal Effect, Entry 6: Laws of the United States, Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1962, Vault, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

"The President, with Mrs. Lincoln and Sec. Seward and family, will visit Ford's Theatre this evening to witness Edwin Forrest's grand impersonation of King Lear" in Shakespeare's King Lear. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.