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Friday, February 24, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Delegation visits White House in morning relative to J. Y. Beall case, but President refuses to see them, saying his mind is made up. Browning, Diary.

Hiram Hibbard, 50th New York Engineers, voluntarily calls on President and receives pardon for any supposed desertion. Order Concerning Hiram Hibbard, 24 February 1865, CW, 8:315.

Lincoln telegraphs Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant regarding Confederate prisoner-of-war Roger A. Pryor. Several individuals encouraged Lincoln to approve a prisoner exchange involving Pryor, who is incarcerated at New York City's Fort Lafayette prison. Lincoln explains, "But . . . I have seen a despatch of yours showing that you specially object to his exchange. Meantime he has reached here & reported to me. It is an ungracious thing for me to send him back to prison, and yet inadmissable for him to remain here long. Can not you help me out with it?" Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, 6 February 1865; Ulysses S. Grant to William Hoffman, 7 February 1865; Joshua F. Speed to Abraham Lincoln, 15 February 1865; John W. Forney to Abraham Lincoln, 18 February 1865, all in Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 24 February 1865, CW, 8:314-15.