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Friday, June 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln replies to a group of New York "loyal citizens," who invited him to attend a June 4 "mass meeting" to honor General Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln writes, "It is impossible for me to attend. . . . My previous high estimate of Gen. Grant has been maintained and heightened by what has occurred in the remarkable campaign he is now conducting . . . I trust that at your meeting, you will so shape your good words that they may turn to men and guns moving to his and their support." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Conkling and Others, 3 June 1864, CW, 7:374.

Interviews at White House groups of delegates en route to National Union Convention in Baltimore. Welles, Diary.

Approves act providing national currency, secured by pledge of U.S. bonds, and providing for circulation and redemption thereof. Stat. L., XIII, 99.

[Irwin draws $3.53 draft on Springfield Marine Bank, for taxes on Council Bluffs, Iowa, land. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]