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Saturday, January 21, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

General Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Washington for brief meeting with the President, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and General Philip E. Sheridan before returning to City Point, Virginia. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 January 1865, 3d ed., 2:6.

President receives word from General Grant suggesting that Robert join his headquarters staff with rank of captain. David C. Mearns, The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection, with selections to July 4, 1861, 2 vols. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948), 1:12.

Recognizes C. F. Mebius as consul at San Francisco for Electorate of Hesse Cassel. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 January 1865, 2d ed., 2:2.

"Mrs. Lincoln wears a very heavy black corded silk, elaborately trimmed, a shawl of white point lace, and a headdress composed of black velvet and lace" at her afternoon reception. President attends and greeted visitors. Despite "exceedingly disagreeable" weather, the reception is well attended. Washington Chronicle, 22 January 1865; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 January 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.