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Saturday, February 25, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln issues pass for R. A. Pryor to report to Gen. Grant for exchange. Pass for Roger A. Pryor, 25 February 1865, CW, 8:317.

President and Mrs. Lincoln greet guests at afternoon reception. Washington Chronicle, 26 February 1865; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 27 February 1865, 2d ed., 2:4.

Charles Adolphe de Pineton, Marquis de Chambrun, French diplomat and friend of Sen. Sumner (Mass.), meets President at reception in White House and two days later writes of him: "He dominates everyone present and maintains his exalted position without the slightest effort." Adolphe de Pineton, marquis de Chambrun, Impressions of Lincoln and the Civil War: A Foreigner's Account (New York: Random House, 1952), 21-23.

President transmits to Senate report of Secretary of War and "General Orders No. 23, issued by Major General Banks," promulgating regulations concerning compensated plantation labor. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 25 February 1865, CW, 8:317.