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Tuesday, September 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Crowd attends Republican political rally at Mt. Vernon Hotel, 9th and Pennsylvania Ave., where they witness the hoisting of a large national flag across Pennsylvania Avenue with "Lincoln" and "Johnson" on its folds. Crowd marches to serenade President at White House. About 3 P.M. Lincoln responds briefly to serenade, and the crowd proceeds to Secretary of State William H. Seward's residence on F Street. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 September 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 3:2; Response to Serenade, 13 September 1864, CW, 8:4.

Telegraphs Gen. Butler at Bermuda Hundred, Va., that H. Ames' guns are being tested. "I shall be happy to let you have some of them as soon as I can." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 13 September 1864, CW, 8:3.