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Saturday, July 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley in response to Greeley's letter indicating that the Confederate President is ready to negotiate a peace settlement. Lincoln responds, "If you can find, any person anywhere professing to have any proposition of Jefferson Davis in writing, for peace, embracing the restoration of the Union and abandonment of slavery, what ever else it embraces . . . he may come to me with you, and that if he really brings such proposition, he shall . . . have safe conduct, with the paper . . . to the point where you shall have met him." Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 9 July 1864, CW, 7:435-36.

Lincoln deposits June salary warrant for $2,022.33 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Telegraphs J. W. Garrett: "What have you heard about a battle at Monococy [Monocacy] to-day? We have nothing about it here except what you say." Abraham Lincoln to John W. Garrett, 9 July 1864, CW, 7:434-35.

Gen. Rosecrans telegraphed President on July 8, 1864: "A telegram from Secretary of War says you direct the release of Dr. [James A.] Barrett [one of several purported leaders of Order of American Knights]. . . . I respectfully request a revision of the order." Lincoln replies: "When did the Sec. of War telegraph you to release Dr. Barrett? If it is an old thing, let it stand till you hear further." Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 9 July 1864, CW, 7:436.

Reviews 31 court martial cases. CW, 8:546.