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Friday, April 3, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Mr. Martin, Philadelphia artist, is engaged in painting full-length portraits of President and his two sons. Washington Chronicle, 3 April 1863.

At cabinet meeting Secs. Welles and Seward discuss letters of marque. Welles, Diary.

President Lincoln telegraphs Commander of the Army of the Potomac Major General Joseph Hooker concerning Lincoln's upcoming visit to Hooker's headquarters. Lincoln and others will depart the next evening "on the boat; go over from Acquia-creek to your camp Sunday morning; remain with you till Tuesday morning, and then return. Our party will probably not exceed six persons of all sorts." Lincoln's traveling companions include his wife Mary, their son Tad, Attorney General Edward Bates, and journalist Noah Brooks. Howard K. Beale, ed., The Diary of Edward Bates 1859-1866 (Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1933), 287; Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker, 3 April 1863, CW, 6:161.