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Monday, August 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President congratulates Atanasio Cruz Aguirre on elevation to presidency of Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Abraham Lincoln to Atanasio Cruz Aguirre, 15 August 1864, CW, 7:493-94.

Sends printed copy of correspondence with Horace Greeley regarding Niagara Falls peace effort to Henry J. Raymond for publication in New York "Times" when proper time comes. Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, 15 August 1864, CW, 7:494-95.

Telegraphs Gen. Sherman near Atlanta: "If the government should purchase, on its own account, cotton Northward of you and on the line of your communications, would it be an inconvenience to you, or detriment to the Military service, for it to come to the North on the Railroad?" Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 15 August 1864, CW, 7:495-96.

Requests Sec. Usher to bring up case of Patrice DeJanon, professor of Spanish dismissed from West Point. Abraham Lincoln to John P. Usher, 15 August 1864, CW, 7:496.