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Friday, November 4, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves location of first 100 miles of Union Pacific Railroad west from Omaha, Nebr. Approval of First Hundred Miles of Union Pacific Railroad, 4 November 1864, CW, 8:89.

Confers with John A. Stewart, U.S. treasury official in New York, regarding conspiracy among certain bankers to raise price of gold on election day. Benjamin F. Butler, Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences . . . Butler's Book (Boston: A. M. Thayer, 1892), 762-63.

Interviews Mrs. Hutter who urges four asylums in each state to care for war orphans and destitute persons. Memorandum, [c. 4 November 1864], CW, 8:90.

Issues order concerning prisoners involved in Coles County riots: "Let these prisoners be sent back to Coles County, Ill., those indicted be surrendered to the sheriff of said county, and the others be discharged." Order Concerning Prisoners from Coles County, Illinois, 4 November 1864, CW, 8:90.