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Saturday, May 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives first-hand report on Wilderness campaign from H. E. Wing, who arrives about 2 A.M. on special locomotive. Bates, Telegraph Office, 246.

Recognizes Carlos E. Leland as consul and Jose H. Snyder as vice consul of Oriental Republic of Uruguay at New York. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 May 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 1:6.

Marine band, after long intermission, inaugurates series of concerts in White House grounds. President appears on portico and remarks: "In lieu of a speech, I propose that we give three cheers for Major General Grant and all the armies under his command." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 May 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 2:1; Remarks at Marine Band Concert, 7 May 1864, CW, 7:332.

Transmits to Senate opinion by attorney general on "rights of colored persons in the army or volunteer service." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 7 May 1864, CW, 7:332.