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Saturday, August 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Patrick Murphy of New York, father of Col. Murphy, regarding employment. Abraham Lincoln to Hiram Barney, 1 August 1863, CW, 6:361.

J. G. Hamilton of Illinois sees President in interest of William T. Smithson, held in Old Capitol Prison, 1st St., on charge of treason. Endorsement Concerning William T. Smithson, 1 August 1863, CW, 6:361.

President transmits to adjutant general petition of citizens of Shenandoah Valley requesting that Gen. Milroy be restored to command. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Register of Letters Received, EB 3, Entry 117.

President and John Hay attend dedication of new printing office, home of Washington "Chronicle," on 9th St. Hay, Letters and Diary.

President converts eleven salary drafts, August 1862 to June 1863, amounting to $22,306.67 into U.S. treasury loan certificate bearing 5 per cent interest. Washington Chronicle, 17 October 1864; Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.