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Thursday, February 2, 1865.+-

En Route to Hampton Roads, VA.

President telegraphs Gen. Grant at 9 A.M.: "Say to the gentlemen [Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell] I will meet them personally at Fortress-Monroe, as soon as I can get there." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 February 1865, CW, 8:256.

Writes check to John G. Nicolay for $20.00. CW, 8:579.

At 11 A.M., leaves by special train for Annapolis, Md., where he boards steamer "Thomas Collyer," and late in evening arrives at Fortress Monroe. Immediately goes on board steamer "River Queen," where Sec. Seward is waiting. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 2 February 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:1; Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:274-85; Edward C. Kirkland, The Peacemakers of 1864 (New York: Macmillan, 1927), 244.

"The President and Mr. Seward have gone to Hampton Roads to have an interview with the Rebel commissioners,—Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell." Welles, Diary.