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Thursday, May 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President discusses pay of Negro chaplains with Attorney General Edward Bates and Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.). Bates, Diary.

Secretary of State William H. Seward arranges 11:30 A.M. appointment for Baron von Gerolt with President. Seward to Lincoln, 24 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President recognizes John Hitz as consul general of Swiss Confederation at Washington. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 May 1864, 2d ed., 1:5-6.