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Wednesday, June 1, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President congratulates José M. Medina on election to presidency of Republic of Honduras. Abraham Lincoln to José M. Medina, 1 June 1864, CW, 7:373.

Confers with Sec. Welles on appointment of midshipmen and with Gen. Schenck (resigned) on selection of retired officers' board members. Welles, Diary.

Visits telegraph office, reads New York "Herald" report on Cleveland, Ohio, convention, asks for Bible and reads aloud from it. Bates, Telegraph Office, 194.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $645, principal and interest on I. Lindsay note. Pratt, Personal Finances, 166.]

Thursday, June 2, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives notice from Gen. Rosecrans of conspiracy by Order of American Knights, reputedly led by former Cong. Vallandigham (Ohio) and by C. Hunt, to overthrow government. Documents should be transmitted by courier. Rosecrans to Lincoln, 2 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President Lincoln issues an order paroling Charles H. Jonas, "now a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island," located near Sandusky, Ohio. Captain Jonas is with the Confederate Army's 12th Regiment Arkansas Infantry. Lincoln grants Jonas "a parol of three weeks" so that he may "visit his dying father, Abram Jonas, at Quincy, Ill." Abra[ha]m Jonas became Quincy's Postmaster "upon...[Lincoln's] election," and, over the years, corresponded with Lincoln, who had once referred to the elder Jonas as "one of my most valued friends." Browning, Diary; Order for Parole of Charles H. Jonas, 2 June 1864, CW, 7:373; Charles M. Segal, "New Light on Lincoln's Parole of Charles H. Jonas," American Jewish Historical Society Vol. 42, No. 4 (June 1953): 407; Quincy Daily Whig Republican (IL), 14 June 1864, 3:3; Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, 4 February 1860, CW, 3:516.

A. K. McClure, delegate-at-large from Pennsylvania to National Union Party Convention, calls on Lincoln. Alexander K. McClure, Lincoln as a Politician (Putnam, CT: privately printed, 1916), 18.

Mrs. Lincoln attends opera, accompanied by Postmaster Gen. Blair and his daughter. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Friday, June 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln replies to a group of New York "loyal citizens," who invited him to attend a June 4 "mass meeting" to honor General Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln writes, "It is impossible for me to attend. . . . My previous high estimate of Gen. Grant has been maintained and heightened by what has occurred in the remarkable campaign he is now conducting . . . I trust that at your meeting, you will so shape your good words that they may turn to men and guns moving to his and their support." Abraham Lincoln to Frederick A. Conkling and Others, 3 June 1864, CW, 7:374.

Interviews at White House groups of delegates en route to National Union Convention in Baltimore. Welles, Diary.

Approves act providing national currency, secured by pledge of U.S. bonds, and providing for circulation and redemption thereof. Stat. L., XIII, 99.

[Irwin draws $3.53 draft on Springfield Marine Bank, for taxes on Council Bluffs, Iowa, land. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

Saturday, June 4, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President continues to welcome all delegations to Baltimore Convention, knowing many will not be admitted: carpetbaggers, Negroes, sutlers claiming to represent states still in rebellion. Monaghan, Diplomat, 364; Hay, Letters and Diary.

Marine Band gives public concert on grounds of Executive Mansion at 5:00 p.m. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 4 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6; 6 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6.

Sunday, June 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President will not commit himself on subject of candidate for Vice President. Brooks, Washington, 151.

Monday, June 6, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Prof. Eben N. Horsford of Cambridge, Mass., and Lewis H. Morgan, anthropologist of Rochester, N.Y., regarding Pvt. James McCarthy, Co. K, 140th New York Regiment, under sentence for attempt to desert. Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 6 June 1864, CW, 7:378.

Grants audience to Stephen C. Massett, lecturer, and gives him card of introduction to Prof. Henry. Massett to Lincoln, 6 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Consults Sec. Chase about collector of customs at New York. Official Records—Armies 600-3.

Listens while John Hay reads letter from John Nicolay describing pre-convention activities in Baltimore. Instructs Hay to reply. Wishes not to interfere in nomination of Vice President and has no suggestion in regard to platform or organization of convention. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 186; Endorsement Concerning Leonard Swett and Joseph Holt, [6 June 1864], CW, 7:376-78.

Consults at length with Sen. Lane (Kans.) about national political situation and outlook. William O. Stoddard, Inside the White House in War Times (New York: C. L. Webster, 1890), 240-41.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,022.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Writes Gen. Henry W. Slocum at Vicksburg: "My friend, Thomas A. Marshall, . . . has some difficulty in managing a plantation in your Department. . . . I personally know, so far as such things can be known that Mr. Marshall is loyal, truthful, and honorable; and that I shall be glad for him to be obliged in any not unreasonable way." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Slocum, 6 June 1864, CW, 7:378-79.

Tuesday, June 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Frederick C. Meyer, chairman, Baltimore Convention, telegraphs Lincoln: "The Convention has just been called to order everything progressing." Meyer to Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President interviews Burton C. Cook, chairman of Illinois delegation to Baltimore Convention. Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 474.

Great Central Fair of U.S. Sanitary Commission opens in Philadelphia. President unable to accept invitation to dedicate event. Welsh to Lincoln, 23 May 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

9 P.M. Marshal Lamon telegraphs Lincoln from Baltimore Convention: "Enthusiastic unanimity beyond even my expectations. Preliminaries not yet settled. Nomination to be made tomorrow." Lamon to Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln deposits May salary warrant for $2,022.34 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Mrs. Lincoln goes to see opera Barber of Seville at Grover's Theatre. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 7 June 1864, 1:4.

Wednesday, June 8, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

National Union Convention, meeting in Baltimore, nominates Lincoln for President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Lincoln busy in morning at War Department, in constant telegraphic communication with Gen. Grant. Hurries to White House for quick lunch and returns to War Department. About 4:30 P.M. sees dispatch announcing nomination of Military Governor Andrew Johnson (Tennessee) for Vice President. Learns announcement of his own nomination received two hours ago. Lamon, Recollections, 112-13; LL, No. 217.

Interviews James G. McAdam of New York on behalf of James A. McCrea, accused of procuring whiskey for soldiers at Beaufort, S.C. Abraham Lincoln to James G. McAdam, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:385-86.

In evening, receives visit and congratulations from Mayor Richard Wallach (Washington). Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:1.

Attends Grover's Theatre in evening alone to see Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera Fidelio. Leonard Grover, "Lincoln's Interest in the Theater," Century Magazine 77 (April 1909):947; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 1:4.

President Lincoln forwards to Congress a communication from the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton regarding the Enrollment Act, which instituted a military draft. Stanton suggested that Congress "repeal" the Act's "three hundred dollar clause," which allowed draftees to pay $300, in lieu of serving in the military. Stanton explained, "ample experience has now shown that the pecuniary exemption from service frustrates the object of the enrolment law, by furnishing money instead of men." Lincoln informs Congress that he "concur[s] with Stanton's "recommendation." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 8 June 1864, CW, 7:380; Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Thursday, June 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President grants audience to Elisha H. Allen, envoy and minister from Hawaii, and exchanges short speeches with him. Reply to Elisha H. Allen, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383; Seward to Lincoln, 6 June 1864, 7 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confers with A. H. Markland, post office official with army, regarding postal service orders which Sec. Stanton refuses to issue. Rice, 227.

Replies to notification committee headed by former Governor William Dennison (Ohio): "I will neither conceal my gratification, nor restrain the expression of my gratitude, that the Union people, through their convention, in their continued effort to save, and advance the nation, have deemed me not unworthy to remain in my present position." Reply to Committee Notifying Lincoln of His Renomination, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:380-83; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

A day after the Republican Convention concluded in Baltimore, where the delegates re-nominated Lincoln for president, a committee delivers the news to President Lincoln. Lincoln also accepts the congratulations of the National Union League, and he remarks, "I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that 'it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams.'" Reply to Delegation from the National Union League, 9 June 1864, CW, 7:383-84; Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 9 June 1864, 2:4, The New York Times (NY), 10 June 1864, 1:6.

Receives congratulations of Philadelphia delegation to recent convention in Baltimore. Lamon, Recollections, 160.

Responds to serenade by Ohio delegation and Prof. Mentor's brass band. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 3:1.

Consults with John Hay just before bedtime about message from General Rosecrans concerning conspiracy to overthrow government. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Friday, June 10, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President hands John Hay note for Gen. Rosecrans at St. Louis, before Hay is out of bed. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Issues order: "Major John Hay, Assistant Adjutant General, will repair at once to St. Louis Missouri, and having executed my verbal instructions will return to his station here." Order to John Hay, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:386.

Interviews O. H. Browning at night relative to appointing Mrs. Abraham Jonas postmaster of Quincy, Ill. [See June 2, 1864.] Browning, Diary.

Sends Prof. Henry results of efforts to get pardon for Pvt. McCarthy. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Henry, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:385.

Acknowledges receipt of Triennial Congregational Convention resolutions regarding day of national prayer, and atrocities committed on colored troops. Abraham Lincoln to Julian M. Sturtevant, 10 June 1864, CW, 7:388.

Saturday, June 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln addresses 130th Ohio Volunteers, 100-day troops recently arrived in Washington. Remarks to One Hundred Thirtieth Ohio Regiment, 11 June 1864, CW, 7:388-89.

Confers with Atty. Gen. Bates, who protests confiscation Orders Nos. 30 and 33 of Gen. Wallace at Baltimore. Bates, Diary.

Approves act providing for execution of treaties between U.S. and foreign nations regarding consular jurisdiction over crews of foreign vessels in U.S. waters and ports. Stat. L., XIII, 121.

Turns over to secretary of treasury for reinvestment salary warrants for February 1864 and March 1864, with balance of $89 from purchase of notes on January 12, 1864, and all his government securities, total amount $54,515.07. Pratt, Personal Finances, 128, 183.

Sunday, June 12, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives request from Gen. George W. Dietezeler, Kansas Militia, for permission to call out 2,000 militia for 80 days to protect state against bushwhackers. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, EB 6, Entry 387.

John Nicolay starts on trip west because of poor health. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 13 June 1864, 2:4; reprinted in Evening Star, (Washington, DC), 14 June 1864, 2:1.

Monday, June 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President notifies officials of Great Central Fair in Philadelphia that he will leave Washington for Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, June 16, 1864, and remain in Philadelphia till Thursday afternoon, June 17, 1864. Abraham Lincoln to Thomas Webster, 13 June 1864, CW, 7:390.

Directs Atty. Gen. Bates to give Gen. Wallace's confiscation Orders Nos. 30 and 33 to Sec. Stanton , who will issue order revoking them. Bates, Diary.

Thanks John Rogers, sculptor, for statuette groups, "Wounded Scout" and "Friend in the Swamp." Abraham Lincoln to John Rogers, 13 June 1864, CW, 7:389.

Transmits to Senate convention with United Colombian States to revive joint commission on claims. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 13 June 1864, CW, 7:389.

Sends to Senate report from secretary of war on case of William Yocum, convicted of kidnaping. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 13 June 1864, CW, 7:389-90.

Directs Adjt. Gen. Thomas to verify complaint that in vicinity of Henderson, Ky., "our military are seizing negroes and carrying them off without their own consent." Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, 13 June 1864, CW, 7:390.

Tuesday, June 14, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President communicates with Robert: "My dear Son Of course I will try to give the sittings for the 'Crayon.' Your Father." [Probably Col. David H. Strother, whose pseudonym was "Porte Crayon," writer and artist employed by "Harper's New Monthly Magazine."] Abraham Lincoln to Robert Todd Lincoln, 14 June 1864, CW, 7:392.

In conversation with Noah Brooks, Lincoln says that he will be satisfied if war in Virginia is over within a year. Brooks, Washington, 149.

Wednesday, June 15, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders arrest of John S. Carlisle of West Virginia, engaged in treasonable correspondence with enemy of U.S. Order for Arrest of John S. Carlisle, 15 June 1864, CW, 7:393.

Writes Sec. Chase: "The Governor of Iowa and some of the M.C.'s have a little embarrassment about the removal of a Mr. [Robert J.] Atkinson, in your department, . . . Please help me a little. If you will write me a note that you do not wish Atkinson removed, that will end the matter." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 15 June 1864, CW, 7:392.

Telegraphs Gen. Grant: "Have just read your despatch of 1 P.M. yesterday. I begin to see it. You will succeed. God bless you all." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 15 June 1864, CW, 7:393.

Thursday, June 16, 1864.+-

Philadelphia, PA.

Recognizes Joseph Lang as consul of Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg at New Orleans. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

President and party, accompanied by committee of escort, leave Washington on special train at 7 A.M. for Philadelphia, to attend Great Central Fair in aid of U.S. Sanitary Commission. Webster to Lincoln, 15 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; LL, No. 1315.

Stop briefly at Baltimore, MD (9:00 A.M.) and Wilmington, DE (11:00 A.M.); arrive at Philadelphia and Continental Hotel about 11:30 A.M. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 June 1864; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 16 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:3; LL, No. 1315.

President leaves hotel after lunch and arrives Logan Square fairgrounds at 4:15 P.M. Responds to toast at banquet in main assembly hall of fair: "War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible. . . . It has destroyed property, and ruined homes; . . . We accepted this war for an object, a worthy object, and the war will end when the object is attained. . . . I have never been in the habit of making predictions in regard to the war, but I am almost tempted to make one.—If I were to hazard it, it is this: That Grant is this evening, with General Meade and General Hancock, of Pennsylvania, and the brave officers and soldiers with him, in a position from whence he will never be dislodged until Richmond is taken." Speech at Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:394-96; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 June 1864, 3d ed., Extra, 1:6.

General Wallace, Edward Everett, and others speak, following President's address. Several presents, including silver medal from ladies of fair, accepted by Lincoln with words of appreciation. President leaves fair for Union League Club in torchlight procession, without committee assigned to escort him. Speaks briefly at Union League Club in response to welcome by Daniel Dougherty, prominent Philadelphia lawyer and political orator. After reception by members of club, speaks again from front steps. LL, No. 1315; Speech Accepting Medal Presented by Ladies of the Fair, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:396-97.

Near midnight returns to hotel, where crowd insists upon an appearance. Speaks from balcony: "I attended the Fair at Philadelphia to-day in the hope that possibly it might aid something in swelling the contributions for the benefit of the soldiers in the field, . . . I thought I might do this without impropriety. It did not even occur to me that a kind demonstration like this would be made to me. . . . I have really appeared before you now . . . to show to you that I am not wanting in due consideration and respect for you, when you make this kind of demonstration in my honor." LL, No. 1315; Speech at Hotel Continental, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:398.

Unable to accept invitation to occupy reserved boxes at Arch Street Theatre in evening. Drew to Lincoln, 15 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Transmits to Senate further report and papers relative to Mexican affairs. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 16 June 1864, CW, 7:394.

Friday, June 17, 1864.+-

Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.

President and party depart Philadelphia 8 A.M. in special train for Washington. LL, No. 1315.

John Hay returns from St. Louis and reports to President on interview with Gen. Rosecrans. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 187.

Lincoln replies to request of Sen. Trumbull (Ill.) for information on reorganization of state government in Arkansas, that copies of documentation have been furnished Cong. Henry L. Dawes (Mass.). Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, 17 June 1864, CW, 7:398-99.

Saturday, June 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Cong. Lucian Anderson (Ky.) and Judge Rufus K. Williams of Kentucky Court of Appeals relative to suspended assessments and appointment of Gen. Eleazer A. Paine. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:400.

Summons C. A. Walborn to Washington relative to article in New York "Tribune" charging official influence in political matters. Abraham Lincoln to Cornelius A. Walborn, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:400.

Recognizes C. F. Mebius as consul of Bavaria at San Francisco. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:2.

Consults with O. H. Browning at night on D. L. Phillips and Commodore Wilkes cases and appointment of Ebenezer Moore of Illinois as secretary of Montana Territory. List of Applicants for Montana Appointments, [c. June 1864], CW, 7:371-72; Browning, Diary.

Writes Sec. Welles: "My old friend C. B. Denio, is in some trouble, pecuniarily, . . . I feel confident he has not meant wrong, and I shall be glad for you to do the best for him you can." Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:401.

Transmits to Senate copy of dispatch from "Acting Consul of the United States at Havana" containing further evidence implicating J. A. Arguëlles in fraudulent sale of captured Negroes. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 18 June 1864, CW, 7:399-400.

Sunday, June 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.,

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York: "Tad arrived safely, and all well." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 19 June 1864, CW, 7:401.

Attends funeral of 18 women killed in explosion at Arsenal and buried in Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE., on eastern branch of Potomac, about one and a half miles from Capitol. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:1-2; N.Y. Herald, 20 June 1864; Chicago Tribune, 20 June 1864.

Accompanied by John Hay, visits Ford's Theatre for sacred concert. William R. Thayer, The Life and Letters of John Hay, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1915), 1:147; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 June 1864, 2d ed., 3:2.

Monday, June 20, 1864.+-

Washington, DC and En route.

President interviews C. A. Walborn relative to influencing suffrage among subordinates in Philadelphia post office. Memorandum of Interview with Cornelius A. Walborn, 20 June 1864, CW, 7:402.

Leaves Washington at 5 P.M. with Tad and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox on U.S.S. Baltimore, to visit General Grant and army on James River. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4; Welles, Diary.

Writes Gov. Brough (Ohio) and Gen. Heintzelman: "Consult together freely, watch Vallandigham and others closely, and, upon discovering any palpable injury, . . . arrest all implicated." [The envelope containing this letter is endorsed by Lincoln "Brough & Heintzelman—Not sent."] Abraham Lincoln to John Brough and Samuel P. Heintzelman, 20 June 1864, CW, 7:402.

Tuesday, June 21, 1864.+-

City Point, VA and General Grant's Headquarters.

Arrives at City Point about noon. Gen. Grant and staff board steamer to welcome President, who has upset stomach. Lincoln refuses champagne because too many fellows get "seasick ashore from drinking that very stuff." Rests briefly at headquarters, then mounts Grant's horse "Cincinnati" and visits lines before Petersburg, Va. Grant rides "Jeff Davis." President reviews black troops under Gen. Edward W. Hinks and receives hearty cheers. Sits with Grant and staff in front of Grant's tent in evening for spell of story-telling. Sleeps on steamer. Dana to Stanton, 21 June 1864, Edwin M. Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant (New York: Century, 1897), 216-24; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:2.

[President communicates to Senate convention between U.S. and Delaware Indians of Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 21 June 1864, CW, 7:403.]

Wednesday, June 22, 1864.+-

City Point, VA and En route.

At 8 A.M. President and Gen. Grant steam up James River to see that portion of lines and to visit flagship of Acting Rear Adm. Lee. Pick up Gen. Butler at Bermuda Hundred. Lee joins party and they go up river as far as considered safe. After 2 P.M. Butler and President return by steamer "Greyhound," and Lincoln leaves City Point soon afterward on U.S.S. "Baltimore" for trip to Washington. Butler, Correspondence, 4:424; N.Y. Herald, 25 June 1864; Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant (New York: Century, 1897), 216-24.

Thursday, June 23, 1864.+-

En route and Washington, DC.

President and Assistant Secretary Gustavus V. Fox, who have been visiting Generals Grant and Butler and Acting Rear Admiral Lee at City Point, Va., Bermuda Hundred, Va., and below Fort Darling, Va., arrive about 5 P.M. on U.S.S. Baltimore. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

President returns from front sunburned and tired, but refreshed and cheered. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Friday, June 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln in Boston: "All well, and very warm. Tad and I have been to Gen. Grant's army. Returned yesterday safe and sound." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 24 June 1864, CW, 7:406.

Lays before Senate treaty with Kansas tribe of Indians. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 24 June 1864, CW, 7:407.

Cabinet meets. President in good spirits. Welles, Diary.

Asks Atty. Gen. Bates for "opinion in writing as to what pay, bounty, and clothing are allowed by law to persons of color who were free on the 19th. day of April, 1861, and who have been enlisted and mustered into the military service of the United States between the month of December, 1862 and the 16th. of June 1864." Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 24 June 1864, CW, 7:404-6.

Requests Gen. Rosecrans to report on complaint that Gen. Egbert B. Brown does not do his best to suppress bushwhackers. Abraham Lincoln to William S. Rosecrans, 24 June 1864, CW, 7:407.

Saturday, June 25, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Lincoln interviews Gen. Gillmore, who is awaiting orders. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:1.

Assures Atty. Gen. Bates that Gen. Wallace's two confiscation orders have been revoked. Bates, Diary.

At night President, Asst. Sec. Fox, and O. H. Browning go from White House to Navy Yard and witness throwing of rockets and signals from six- and twelve-pound guns. Return at 10 P.M. Browning, Diary.

President informs Senate that resolution consenting to appointment of John H. Goddard to be justice of peace is part of permanent records of Dept. of State. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 25 June 1864, CW, 7:408-9.

Thanks Mrs. Louisa Drew for gift of theater tickets. [Once owned by late John Barrymore, actor, letter was destroyed by fire.] CW, 8:545.

Monday, June 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Sec. Welles on removal of Isaac Henderson, navy agent at New York. Abraham Lincoln to William C. Bryant, 27 June 1864, CW, 7:409-10.

President Lincoln writes to William Dennison, who chaired the Republican Party's national convention, where delegates nominated Lincoln for a second term. Dennison explained, "The Union men of the country . . . have seen you throughout this tremendous contest patient, sagacious, faithful, just; leaning upon the heart of the great mass of the people." Lincoln "gratefully accept[s]" the nomination and he commends the convention for recognizing the military. He writes, "[T]he soldier and the seaman . . . forever must and will be remembered by the grateful country for whose salvation they devote their lives." William Dennison, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, 14 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to William Dennison and Others, 27 June 1864, CW, 7:411-12.

Approves act to prevent smuggling, and for other purposes. Stat. L., XIII, 197.

Tuesday, June 28, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. President attends "although slightly indisposed." Welles, Diary.

Transmits to Senate information in regard to maltreatment of passengers and seamen on board ships plying between New York and New Granada. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 28 June 1864, CW, 7:415.

Communicates to Senate reports on alleged enlistment in foreign countries of recruits for military and naval service of U.S. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 28 June 1864, CW, 7:415-16.

Approves act repealing fugitive slave act of 1850 and all acts and parts of acts for rendition of fugitive slaves. Stat. L., XIII, 200.

Approves joint resolution of Congress to incorporate Young Men's Christian Association of city of Washington. Stat. L., XIII, 411.

Explains to Sec. Chase that for political reasons Maunsell B. Field cannot be appointed assistant treasurer of U.S. at New York. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 June 1864, CW, 7:413-14.

Wednesday, June 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln in New York: "All well. Tom is moving things out." ["Tom" may have been Thomas H. Cross, furnaceman at White House; Thomas Cross, doorkeeper; or T. Stackpole, watchman.] Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:417.

Sec. Chase resigns. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 June 1864, CW, 7:413-14.

President interviews L. E. Chittenden relative to temporary administration of treasury following resignation of Chase. Lucius E. Chittenden, Recollections of President Lincoln and his Administration (New York: Harper, 1891), 376-80.

Confers with Gov. Brough (Ohio) regarding Chase's resignation. Randall, Lincoln, 4:183.

President Lincoln writes to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant regarding Dr. J. Rutherford Worster, of Washington, D. C. Worster wrote to Lincoln to promote footwear know as "Harmon's Sandal Sock." Worster wrote, "President, if you will please endorse me to Genl. Grant, on the accompanying paper, with your views of the utility of the sandal, for the preservation of the feet, on long marches, of infantry . . . I will put a pair on the Genl. as I am going out to the front this evening." Lincoln asks, "Shall I give him a pass for that object?" J. Rutherford Worster to Abraham Lincoln, 13 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:416.

Directs Gen. Steele to give new government of Arkansas same support and protection "that you would if the members had been admitted" to Congress. Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:418.

Attends performance of Rookwood; or, Dick Turpin, the Highwayman at Grover's Theatre. Occupies Mr. Grover's box with Tad and two private secretaries. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 30 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6.

Thursday, June 30, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President accepts resignation of Sec. Chase. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:419.

Nominates former Gov. Tod (Ohio) to be secretary of treasury; Tod declines for reasons of poor health. Abraham Lincoln to David Tod, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:420.

Interviews Finance Committee from Senate on proposition of retaining Chase in cabinet. Clarence E. Macartney, Lincoln and His Cabinet (New York: Scribner, 1931), 260-61; Hay, Letters and Diary.

Assents to use of grounds between White House and War Dept. by St. Matthew's Colored Sunday School for Fourth of July celebration. Endorsement, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:419.

Abandons colonization (Chiriqui) idea. [Plan to send 500 able-bodied Negroes as first colony on Isthmus of Chiriqui was opposed by Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Address on Colonization to a Deputation of Negroes, 14 August 1862, CW, 5:370-75.] Hay, Letters and Diary.

Approves act providing internal revenue to support government and pay interest on public debt, and for other purposes. Stat. L., XIII, 223.

Authorizes asst. sec. of treasury Harrington to perform duties of secretary until further order. Authorization for George Harrington, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:418-19.