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Tuesday, August 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Welles reports that President is willing to have Niagara peace proceedings published. Welles, Diary.

President orders that Gen. A. J. Hamilton may transport cotton from ports of Galveston or Sabine Pass, Tex., to treasury agents at New Orleans unmolested. Abraham Lincoln to Edward R. S. Canby, 9 August 1864, CW, 7:488-89.

Sends to Horace Greeley printed copy of their correspondence concerning Niagara Falls imbroglio. Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greeley, 9 August 1864, CW, 7:489-90.

Writes Gen. Banks regarding new constitution adopted by convention of Louisiana: "I am anxious that it shall be ratified by the people." Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 9 August 1864, CW, 7:486-87.

Advises Gen. Butler to clean up Norfolk on basis of military necessity, "openly discarding all reliance for what you do, on any election." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 9 August 1864, CW, 7:487-88.

Requests Sec. Fessenden to place to credit of Dept. of State sum of $25,000, as appropriated in act to encourage immigration. Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, 9 August 1864, CW, 7:489.