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Thursday, September 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln at Manchester, Vt.: "All well, including Tad's pony and the goats. Mrs. Col. Dimmick [Dimick, wife of Col. Justin Dimick, governor of Soldiers' Home] died night before last. Bob left Sunday afternoon. Said he did not know whether he should see you." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 8 September 1864, CW, 7:544.

Interviews Mr. Brandes, who has plan for financing government. Halsted to Lincoln, 11 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Atty. Gen. Bates introduces his lifelong friend, Mrs. Brent, to President. Bates to Lincoln, 8 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln introduces by letter former Gov. Newell (N.J.) to Simeon Draper, collector of customs at New York: "He is a true friend of the Union, and every way a reliable gentleman." Abraham Lincoln to Simeon Draper, 8 September 1864, CW, 7:543.

Telegraphs Gov. William Pickering (Washington Terr.) on receipt of first telegraphic message sent from there: "Your patriotic despatch of yesterday received, and will be published." Abraham Lincoln to William Pickering, 8 September 1864, CW, 7:544.