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Saturday, July 16, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

O. H. Browning and Lincoln discuss for hour letter of Gen. Halleck to Sec. Stanton asking that Postmaster Gen. Blair be dismissed from cabinet. Browning, Diary.

President authorizes John Hay in New York to write safe-conduct order for Confederate representatives in Canada to travel to Washington. Abraham Lincoln to John Hay, 16 July 1864, CW, 7:443.

Attends Marine band concert at White House alone. Carpenter, Six Months, 168.