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Tuesday, May 17, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President lays before Senate treaty with certain bands of Chippewa Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 17 May 1864, CW, 7:344-45.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln prepares order for draft of 300,000 men, "to increase the active and reserved force of the Army, Navy, & Marine Corps of the United States." [Order seems not to have been issued.] Order for Draft of 300,000 Men, 17 May 1864, CW, 7:344.

Instructs Sec. Stanton : "Please notify the insurgents, . . . that the government of the United States has satisfactory proof of the massacre, . . . at Fort-Pillow," and outlines action government proposes to take. [Presumably these instructions to Sec. Stanton were never signed and sent.] Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 17 May 1864, CW, 7:345-46.