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Thursday, May 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In evening Lincoln interviews Congs. Smith (Ky.) and Ashley (Ohio). Hay, Letters and Diary.

Receives April salary warrant for $2,022.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Lincoln writes to octogenarian Mrs. Abner (Sarah) Bartlett, of Medford, Massachusetts, and thanks her for the "very excellent pair of socks of your own knitting, which you did me the honor to send." Lincoln adds, "I accept them as a very comfortable article to wear; but more gratefully as an evidence, of the patriotic devotion which, at your advanced age, you bear to our great and just cause. May God give you yet many happy days." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Abner Bartlett, 5 May 1864, CW, 7:331.

Authorizes and requires Secs. Chase and Stanton to allow exportation of horses bought for personal use of French Emperor and of Captain General of Cuba. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase and Edwin M. Stanton, 5 May 1864, CW, 7:331.