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Friday, May 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Early morning. President and Sec. Seward are reading telegrams when Sen. Nesmith (Oreg.) brings newspaper accounts of Gen. Grant's activities. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Lincoln receives notice that Seward has made appointment for him to interview W. Aime Humbert, envoy extraordinary of Swiss Confederation to Japan, at 11 A.M. tomorrow. Seward to Lincoln, 13 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Repeats endorsement concerning church in Memphis, Tenn.: "I say again, if there be no military need for the building, leave it alone, neither putting anyone in or out, of it, except on finding some one preaching or practicing treason." Endorsement Concerning a Church at Memphis, Tennessee, 13 May 1864, CW, 7:339.