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Thursday, June 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President grants audience to Elisha H. Allen, envoy and minister from Hawaii, and exchanges short speeches with him. Reply to Elisha H. Allen, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383; Seward to Lincoln, 6 June 1864, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with A. H. Markland, post office official with army, regarding postal service orders which Sec. Stanton refuses to issue. Rice, 227.

Replies to notification committee headed by former Governor William Dennison (Ohio): "I will neither conceal my gratification, nor restrain the expression of my gratitude, that the Union people, through their convention, in their continued effort to save, and advance the nation, have deemed me not unworthy to remain in my present position." Reply to Committee Notifying Lincoln of His Renomination, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:380-83; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

A day after the Republican Convention concluded in Baltimore, where the delegates re-nominated Lincoln for president, a committee delivers the news to President Lincoln. Lincoln also accepts the congratulations of the National Union League, and he remarks, "I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that 'it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.'" Reply to Delegation from the National Union League, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383-84; Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 9 June 1864, 2:4, The New York Times (NY), 10 June 1864, 1:6.

Receives congratulations of Philadelphia delegation to recent convention in Baltimore. Lamon, Recollections, 160.

Responds to serenade by Ohio delegation and Prof. Mentor's brass band. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 3:1.

Consults with John Hay just before bedtime about message from General Rosecrans concerning conspiracy to overthrow government. Hay, Letters and Diary.