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Wednesday, September 2, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln explains to Sec. Chase difficulty in applying Emancipation Proclamation to certain parts of Virginia and Louisiana. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 2 September 1863, CW, 6:428-29.

President Lincoln meets with Dorcas Klaprath, and then writes to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton about her request. Lincoln explains, "This woman says her husband and two sons are in the war; that the youngest son W. J. Klaproth, is a private in Co. D, of 143rd Pennsylvania, volunteers, was wounded, made a prisoner & paroled at Gettysburg, and is now at Center-Street hospital, New-Jersey; and that he was under eighteen when he entered the service without the consent of his father or herself. She says she is destitute, and she asks that he may be discharged[.] If she makes satisfactory proof of the above let it be done." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 2 September 1863, CW, 6:429.

J. W. Forney interviews Lincoln on integrity of press. Abraham Lincoln to James C. Conkling, 3 September 1863, CW, 6:430.

[Irwin deposits $120, interest on I. Lindsay note, in Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]