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Thursday, August 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President speaks to 164th Ohio Regiment, composed of militia whose 100-day term of service has expired. Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Ohio Regiment, 18 August 1864, CW, 7:504-5; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 August 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Interviews Leonard Swett, who thinks that Lincoln cannot be reelected and asks if he will withdraw. Butler, Correspondence, 5:68.

Declares by proclamation, "that the port of Newport in the state of Vermont is and shall be entitled to all the privileges in regard to the exportation of merchandise in bond to the British North American Provinces, adjoining the United States." Proclamation Concerning Commercial Regulations, 18 August 1864, CW, 7:503-4.