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Wednesday, July 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President appoints Richard W. Thompson, of Indiana, commissioner to examine Union Pacific Railroads. Appointment of Richard W. Thompson as Commissioner to Examine Union Pacific Railroads, 27 July 1864, CW, 7:464-65.

Telegraphs Gen. Hunter at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.: "Please send any recent news you haveā€”particularly as to movements of the enemy." Abraham Lincoln to David Hunter, 27 July 1864, CW, 7:465-66.

Promises Gov. Johnson (Tenn.) to look after matter of Gen. Alvan C. Gillem. As for Gen. Schurz, "I appreciate him certainly as highly as you do; but you can never know until you have the trial, how difficult it is to find a place for an officer of so high rank, when there is no place seeking him." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 27 July 1864, CW, 7:466.

Directs Sec. Stanton to examine petition of female workers in Philadelphia Arsenal and provide relief consistent with law and public service. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 27 July 1864, CW, 7:466-67.