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Friday, February 3, 1865.+-

Hampton Roads, VA and En route to Washington, DC.

President conducts Hampton Roads Peace Conference for four hours in morning aboard "River Queen." Randall, Lincoln, 4:333; Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, 2 vols. (London: Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886), 2:422.

After conference visits with Alexander H. Stephens and promises to see what can be done to exchange Stephens's nephew. Clarence E. Macartney, Lincoln and His Cabinet (New York: Scribner, 1931), 168; Abraham Lincoln to Charles W. Hill, 4 February 1865, CW, 8:259; Abraham Lincoln to Alexander H. Stephens, 10 February 1865, CW, 8:287.

Leaves Fortress Monroe, Va., for return trip to Washington on "River Queen" at 5 P.M. N.Y. Herald, 5 February 1865.

[Irwin withdraws $37.74 from Springfield Marine Bank to pay Lincoln's taxes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 178.]