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Saturday, April 16, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President authorizes transfer of Fort Smith, Ark., and Indian Territory to Department of Arkansas. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Halleck, 16 April 1864, CW, 7:300.

News of disaster of Red River expedition reaches White House. Monaghan, Diplomat, 359.

"The President is quite indisposed today, we regret to say, and is not receiving visitors." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Orders Provost Marshal General James B. Fry to put on record "that the Philadelphia quotas be adjusted for the calls of 1863 and 1864 already made." Abraham Lincoln to James B. Fry, 16 April 1864, CW, 7:299-300.

On recommendation of DeWitt C. Leach, agent of Mackinac Indian Agency, Detroit, Mich., that certain public lands be withdrawn from sale and added to Little Traverse Indian Reservation, Lincoln directs Sec. Usher: "Let the lands be withheld from sale as recommended." Abraham Lincoln to John P. Usher, 16 April 1864, CW, 7:300.