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Saturday, February 21, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Cong. John S. Watts (New Mexico Terr.) and friends interview President on behalf of John Wilson for surveyor general of Arizona Territory. Memoranda: Appointment of John Wilson, 21 February 1863, CW, 6:113.

"Public reception at White House to-day was very numerously attended. . . . The President was cordial in his greetings, and Mrs. Lincoln manifested towards all visitors the affability for which she is distinguished." N.Y. Herald, 22 February 1863; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 21 February 1863, 2:4.

"President looks haggard and careworn . . . yet he preserves his good nature." Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 28 February 1863.

Dr. Anson G. Henry, old family friend, is dinner guest. CW, 8:511.