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Tuesday, June 21, 1864.+-

City Point, VA and General Grant's Headquarters.

Arrives at City Point about noon. Gen. Grant and staff board steamer to welcome President, who has upset stomach. Lincoln refuses champagne because too many fellows get "seasick ashore from drinking that very stuff." Rests briefly at headquarters, then mounts Grant's horse "Cincinnati" and visits lines before Petersburg, Va. Grant rides "Jeff Davis." President reviews black troops under Gen. Edward W. Hinks and receives hearty cheers. Sits with Grant and staff in front of Grant's tent in evening for spell of story-telling. Sleeps on steamer. Dana to Stanton, 21 June 1864, Edwin M. Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant (New York: Century, 1897), 216-24; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:2.

[President communicates to Senate convention between U.S. and Delaware Indians of Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 21 June 1864, CW, 7:403.]