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Monday, August 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Seward arranges 12 M. meeting for President with Count Piper. Seward to Lincoln, 5 August 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Col. Bowman will arrive from Baltimore, accompanied by Lev. E. Straughn, commissioner to examine claims of owners of slaves enlisted in army. Bowman to Lincoln, 6 August 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President explains to Gen. Stephen G. Burbridge at Lexington, Ky., that paper was given Emily Todd Helm to protect her against mere fact of her being Gen. Helm's widow, and not against consequences of disloyalty. "If the paper given her by me can be construed to give her protection for such words or acts, it is hereby revoked pro tanto. Deal with her for current conduct, just as you would with any other." Abraham Lincoln to Stephen G. Burbridge, 8 August 1864, CW, 7:484-85.

Writes Horace Greeley: "I telegraphed you Saturday. Did you receive the despatch? Please answer." Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 8 August 1864, CW, 7:485.