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Tuesday, January 24, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes to Vice President-elect Andrew Johnson regarding the necessity of Johnson's presence in Washington, D. C. for the March 4 inaugural. Johnson, who is the Military Governor of Tennessee, wishes to remain in Tennessee until April 3, when the state will formally re-enter the Union. Lincoln replies that he has consulted with "[s]everal members of the Cabinet," and "it is our unanamous conclusion that it is unsafe for you to not be here on the fourth of March. Be sure to reach here by that time." Andrew Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, 13 January 1865, Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Greenville, TN; Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 24 January 1865, CW, 8:235.

Replies to presentation speech of Rev. William Suddards at head of delegation of ladies from Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. Receives vase of skeleton leaves from Gettysburg battlefield. Randall, Lincoln, 3:15-16; Reply to Philadelphia Delegation, 24 January 1865, CW, 8:236; Washington Chronicle, 25 January 1865.

Summons Asst. Sec. Fox to White House for action regarding Confederate rams in James River. Vice Adm. Farragut sent down to inspect to satisfy President. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln, Secs. Welles and Stanton , and Farragut confer regarding removal of Comdr. William A. Parker (USN), senior officer on upper James River. Welles, Diary.

President telegraphs William A. Menzies of Kentucky: "Wilmington, N.C. is ours, of right and in fact." Abraham Lincoln to William A. Menzies, 24 January 1865, CW, 8:235-36.