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Saturday, November 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

At 10 A.M., before an informal gathering in White House, President receives gift of elkhorn chair from its maker, Seth Kinman, California hunter. Clinton Lloyd of Pennsylvania makes presentation speech to which Lincoln replies briefly. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 November 1864, 2d ed., 2:4; Washington Chronicle, 27 November 1864.

President consults with Sec. Stanton in morning about sending Gen. Banks to New Orleans. [They concluded that he should go; but Banks remained in Washington four months longer.] Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 26 November 1864, CW, 8:121.

Interviews Banks at 7 P.M. by appointment. Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 2 December 1864, CW, 8:131.

Offers Judge Adv. Gen. Holt post of attorney general. Holt to Lincoln, 30 November 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles calls on President and presents abstract for Annual Message. Welles, Diary.