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Friday, September 23, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President accepts offer of Postmaster Gen. Blair: "You have generously said to me more than once, that whenever your resignation could be a relief to me, it was at my disposal. The time has come." Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery Blair, 23 September 1864, CW, 8:18-19.

Cabinet meets. Atty. Gen. Bates learns from Blair that President has accepted Blair's resignation. Bates, Diary; Welles, Diary.