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Tuesday, May 31, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In the morning, President Lincoln observes as groups of children, who are participating in the "Sunday School Celebration," parade past the White House. A newspaper reports, "President Lincoln was cheered by the children, and he, being at one of the front windows, acknowledged the compliment with a bow." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 31 May 1864, 3:1.

Receives report from Cleveland, Ohio, convention of Republicans that Gen. Fremont has been nominated for President. Monaghan, Diplomat, 363; Josiah G. Holland, The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, MA: G. Bill, 1866), 469-72.

Gen. Cochrane, resigned, attorney general of New York, consults with President about Cleveland convention of Republicans. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Sen. Wade (Ohio) and Capt. Herbert have interviews with President. Butler, Correspondence, 4:292.

Cong. Francis Thomas (Md.) sends autograph album to White House with request that President write in it. Thomas to Nicolay, 31 May 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives $883.30 in coin, being interest due him on $16,200 in 7 3/10 bonds in custody of U.S. treasurer. Tuttle to Underwood, 31 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Contributes autograph to be sold along with those of other Presidents at Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia. Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Field, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:369.

Telegraphs Gen. Hurlbut permission to visit Washington and Baltimore. Abraham Lincoln to Stephen A. Hurlbut, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:370.

Transmits to Senate report from secretary of state and documents relative to case of José A. Arguëlles, Spanish officer in Cuba, who seized cargo of over 1,000 Negroes landed on coast from slaver and was accused of fraudulently selling 141 of them. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 31 May 1864, CW, 7:370.