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Monday, July 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues call for 500,000 Volunteers. Proclamation Calling for 500,000 Volunteers, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:448-49.

J. R. Gilmore reports to Lincoln on interview with President Davis: South fighting for independence and not slavery; terms of peace must be based on recognition of independence. James R. Gilmore, Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War (Boston: Page, 1898), 288-89.

E. J. Moore, sixth Pennsylvania district, discusses appointments with President. More to Cameron, 25 July 1864, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President converts loan certificates for $26,181.40 into U.S. stocks. Washington Chronicle, 17 October 1864.

Telegraphs Gen. Sherman who opposes sending recruiting officers into Confederate States: "We here, will do what we consistently can to save you from difficulties arising out of it. May I ask therefore that you will give your hearty cooperation?" Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:449-50.

President states position of his government regarding peace, in document to be delivered by Horace Greeley and John Hay to persons in Canada purporting to represent Confederate States: "Any proposition which embraces the restoration of peace, the integrity of the whole Union, and the abandonment of slavery, and which comes by and with an authority that can control the armies now at war against the United States will be received and considered by the Executive government of the United States, and will be met by liberal terms on other substantial and collateral points; and the bearer, or bearers thereof shall have safe-conduct both ways." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 18 July 1864, CW, 7:451.