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Tuesday, December 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves act authorizing allotment certificates for volunteers. Stat. L., XII, 331.

Endorses letter of Robert J. Breckenridge, Danville, Ky., who opposed him for Presidency in 1860 campaign: "I have before said, and now repeat, I would like Dr. Breckenridges son to be appointed as soon as he consistently can." Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 24 December 1861, CW, 5:79.