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Friday, July 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln forwards nomination of Sen. William P. Fessenden (Maine) as secretary of treasury to Senate. Confirmed instantly. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Fessenden calls on Lincoln to suggest Comptroller of Currency Hugh McCulloch to replace Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Lincoln informs Fessenden that he has already sent Fessenden's name to the Senate for confirmation. Francis Fessenden, Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1907), 1:315-18.

At 10 P.M. Fessenden calls in person to deliver letter declining cabinet post; "but the President was in bed asleep." Francis Fessenden, Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1907), 1:320.