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Wednesday, October 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews W. Leach, of Illinois, who seeks an exchange for his brother-in-law. Abraham Lincoln to Ethan A. Hitchcock, 19 October 1864, CW, 8:51-52.

Group of loyal Marylanders from East Washington, headed by band from Emory Hospital and carrying signs proclaiming "The Union Forever," joins delegation from Lincoln & Johnson Club of Washington and marches from Navy Yard to White House to serenade President. Lincoln appears at upper window, with Tad by his side holding torch, and responds to serenade. Washington Chronicle, 20 October 1864; Response to a Serenade, 19 October 1864, CW, 8:52-53; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 October 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Meets with New York Senator Edwin D. Morgan. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 19 October 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

[John Nicolay writes John Hay from Springfield, Ill.: "I was more than ever disgusted with the Missouri wrangle. . . . it all hinged . . . upon personal spite or greed for spoils." Nicolay to Hay, 19 October 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]