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Sunday, January 8, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

In the evening, actor James H. Hackett meets with President Lincoln, who expresses a desire to see Hackett portray Shakespeare's "Falstaff" character on stage. Lincoln also told the actor "how constantly he was oppressed with the cares of state" and "how little time was allowed him for Society or recreation." James H. Hackett to John Hay, 12 January 1865, John Hay Papers, Brown University, Providence, RI.