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Tuesday, June 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President communicates with Robert: "My dear Son Of course I will try to give the sittings for the 'Crayon.' Your Father." [Probably Col. David H. Strother, whose pseudonym was "Porte Crayon," writer and artist employed by "Harper's New Monthly Magazine."] Abraham Lincoln to Robert Todd Lincoln, 14 June 1864, CW, 7:392.

In conversation with Noah Brooks, Lincoln says that he will be satisfied if war in Virginia is over within a year. Brooks, Washington, 149.