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Wednesday, January 18, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Mr. Goodwin, Chicago lawyer, regarding appointment of Edwin C. Larned, partner of Mr. Goodwin. Abraham Lincoln to ? Goodwin, 18 January 1865, CW, 8:221.

Again interviews F. P. Blair, Sr., regarding peace talks with President Davis. Randall, Lincoln, 4:328.

Confers with Cong. Ashley (Ohio) about pending amendment to Constitution. Memorandum, 18 January 1865, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $182.83, balance of principal plus interest on Springfield bond, and withdraws $50.88 to pay Lincoln's taxes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 166, 178.]

Lincoln issues permit to Mrs. R. I. Ward of Louisville, Ky. to transport cotton under treasury regulations. [Permit is marked "Cancelled."] Cotton Permit for Mrs. R. I. Ward, 18 January 1865, CW, 8:221.