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Sunday, November 1, 1863.+-

Washington, DC.

President reports night fighting of Gen. Hooker to Sec. Seward, who is in Auburn, N.Y., because of illness of son. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 1 November 1863, CW, 6:554.

In evening consults with Gen. Schenck, Cong. James A. Garfield (Ohio), and Cong. Kelley (Pa.) about orderly Maryland elections November 4, 1863. Hay, Letters and Diary; Schenck to Stanton, 1 November 1863, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Prepares order concerning draft: "It is ordered that every citizen who has paid the $300 commutation shall receive the same credit therefor as if he had furnished a substitute, and is exonerated from military service for the time for which he was drafted, to wit, for three years." Order Concerning the Draft, [1 November 1863], CW, 6:553-54.