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Friday, October 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President appoints five directors on part of government for Union Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company. Appointment of Directors of Union Pacific Railroad, 7 October 1864, CW, 8:38-39.

Interviews General Nathaniel P. Banks on military and political affairs in Louisiana. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4.

Recognizes J. Theophilus Plate as consul for Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg at Philadelphia. Washington Chronicle, 13 October 1864.

Recognizes Joseph N. A. Benziger as consul of Swiss Confederation for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and Henri Endris as vice consul of the Swiss Confederation for Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and northern part of Illinois. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

Interviews Mrs. Anna Byers-Jennings, who seeks release of Daniel Hayden of Missouri. T. J. Turner and Col. Hancock of Chicago join interview. President suggests that she return at 8 in morning. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Lincoln Among His Friends: A Sheaf of Intimate Memories (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1942), 375-77.

Col. Allen calls on President to present album from Hungarian Count Sandor. Washington Chronicle, 7 October 1864.

O. H. Browning calls at White House. Browning, Diary.

President writes Henry J. Raymond that "phrase attributed to me, 'of the Jacobinism of Congress,' . . . I do not remember using . . . and which I wish not to be published." Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, 7 October 1864, CW, 8:39-40.