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Thursday, December 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives Gen. James B. Ricketts, wounded and captured at Bull Run [Manassas], released on parole, accompanied by wife. N.Y. Times, 20 December 1861.

Orders purchase of 50 "Coffee Mill" guns at $735 each. Bruce, Tools of War, 123; Abraham Lincoln to James W. Ripley, 19 December 1861, CW, 5:75-76.

In evening Sen. Browning (Ill.) converses with Lincoln and they call on Gen. McClellan. Browning, Diary.