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Monday, May 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At request of Congressman James A. Garfield (Ohio), President interviews Lt. Harrison Millard (resigned) relative to civil appointment. Abraham Lincoln to Hiram Barney, 9 May 1864, CW, 7:332-33.

Recommends to friends of Union and liberty to unite in common thanksgiving and prayer of gratitude for military success. Abraham Lincoln to the Friends of Union and Liberty, 9 May 1864, CW, 7:333.

Recognizes Frederick Klumpp as consul of W├╝rtemburg at New Orleans and August Widemann at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 May 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 1:6.

Receives news of failure of General Banks's Red River expedition from Gwinn H. Heap, clerk to Rear Admiral David D. Porter, accompanied by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles. Welles, Diary.

Highly pleased by dispatches reporting advances of General Ulysses S. Grant. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Responds to serenade by crowd at White House led by band from 27th Michigan Volunteers. Response to Serenade, 9 May 1864, CW, 7:334; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 10 May 1864, 2d ed. 2:1.