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Saturday, May 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President decides to lift publication ban on New York newspapers "World" and "Journal of Commerce." Harper, Press, 297.

Recognizes Carl C. Finkler as consul for Duchy of Nassau for California. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 May 1864, 2d ed., 1:6.

Act to provide temporary government for territory of Montana having been passed, Lincoln instructs Atty. Gen. Bates and Sec. Seward to brief applications for offices in so far as they relate to their departments. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 21 May 1864, CW, 7:356-57.

Sends identical letters to Govs. Morton (Ind.), Yates (Ill.), William M. Stone (Iowa), and James T. Lewis (Wis.): "The getting forward of hundred day troops to sustain Gen. Sherman's lengthening lines promises much good. Please put your best efforts into the work." Abraham Lincoln to Oliver P. Morton, 21 May 1864, CW, 7:355-56.

Replies to request of Christiana A. Sack, of Baltimore: "I can not postpone the execution of a convicted spy, on a mere telegraphic despatch signed with a name I never heard before. Gen. Wallace may give you a pass to see him, if he chooses." Abraham Lincoln to Christiana A. Sack, 21 May 1864, CW, 7:356.