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Thursday, December 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs James Speed: "I appoint you to be Attorney General. Please come on at once." Abraham Lincoln to James Speed, 1 December 1864, CW, 8:126-27.

Resignation of Atty. Gen. Bates effective today. On taking leave, President promises to write to him. Bates, Diary.

Two ladies from Tennessee visit President again and ask release of husbands from Johnson's Island prison. Story Written for Noah Brooks, [6 December 1864], CW, 8:154-55.