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Monday, February 13, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President transmits to Congress dispatch relating to an international exhibition to be held at Bergen, Norway, and note from Portuguese minister calling attention to proposed international exhibition at Oporto, Portugal. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296; Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296-97.

Interviews John M. Bulloch and writes order for his brother, Lt. Waller R. Bulloch (CSA), aged 15, nephew of Gen. (former Vice President) John C. Breckinridge (CSA), to be paroled. Order Concerning Waller R. Bulloch, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:296.

Endorses written request for relief presented by Gen. Benjamin H. Grierson on behalf of people of District of West Tennessee: "To the Military Officers Commanding in West-Tennessee. . . . it is my wish for you to relieve the people from all burthens, harrassments, and oppressions, so far as is possible, consistently with your Military necessities; that the object of the war being to restore and maintain the blessings of peace and good government, I desire you to help, and not hinder, every advance in that direction." Abraham Lincoln to Military Officers Commanding in West Tennessee, 13 February 1865, CW, 8:294-96.

President and Mrs. Lincoln host state dinner, with son Robert T. Lincoln in attendance. Thirty-three guests include sixteen senators and their wives. The Marine Band provides music. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:1.