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Sunday, September 28, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President continues summer residence at Soldiers' Home. Welles to wife, 28 September 1862, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Confides in Vice President Hamlin that effects of Emancipation Proclamation are "not very satisfactory." "The North responds to the proclamation sufficiently in breath; but breath alone kills no rebels." Charles E. Hamlin, Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1899), 440; Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 28 September 1862, CW, 5:444.