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Saturday, February 18, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning receives delegation from Massachusetts presented by Senator Henry Wilson (Mass.) and bearing a petition from nearly all State Senators and many State Representatives and Executive officials recommending Governor John A. Andrew for a position in the President's Cabinet. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

President refuses request of Asst. Sec. Fox for pass permitting Mrs. Kate K. Picket to come through lines and suggests that Mrs. Fox make request. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives Sen. Pomeroy (Kans.) and Mr. King of Washington, DC, to discuss case of son, Norman L. King, pardoned from death sentence. Gurley to Lincoln, 17 February 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 11 February 1865, CW, 8:291.

Mrs. Lincoln holds regular Saturday afternoon reception, and the President assisted her in greeting guests. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:2; Washington Chronicle, 19 February 1865.

Writes check to "Self" for $761.00. CW, 8:581.