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Wednesday, February 22, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Gov. Pickering (Washington Terr.) upon official business and refers him to Sec. Fessenden. Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, 22 February 1865, CW, 8:310.

Receives Mrs. Lurton of Tennessee, who requests and obtains release from prison of ailing son, Horace H. Lurton [later Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court]. LL, No. 807.

Sec. Welles goes to White House with Lt. Comdr. Cushing, who reports on capture of Fort Anderson, N.C. Welles, Diary.

President asks Sec. Stanton if anything can be done regarding appeal from citizens of Philadelphia that enforcement of draft be delayed one week. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 22 February 1865, CW, 8:311-13.