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Thursday, December 22, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews John Bliss, 1st Vermont Cavalry, who for fear of being treated as deserter calls on Lincoln and returns to regiment. Order Concerning John Bliss, 22 December 1864, CW, 8:176-77.

Consults with Joseph J. Lewis, commissioner of internal revenue, regarding resolution to correct errors in regulations. Lewis to Lincoln, 22 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives Sen. Lane (Kans.), who returns to Kansas to run for reelection. Lane to Lincoln, 20 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Seward calls on President with letter from former Sen. King (N.Y.) recommending John Bigelow, author, editor, and U.S. consul general in Paris, to be minister to France. King to Seward, 21 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Gen. Sherman sends President following dispatch: "I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah with 150 heavy guns & plenty of ammunition & also about 25000 bales of cotton." Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 26 December 1864, CW, 8:181-82.

President approves amended treasury regulation regarding commercial intercourse. Approval of Treasury Regulation No. 55, 22 December 1864, CW, 8:175-76.