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Wednesday, March 1, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Trumbull (Ill.), Cong. James F. Wilson (Iowa), and Cong. John L. Dawson (Pa.), committee of Congress, notify President of his reelection. Lincoln replies briefly: "With assured reliance on that Almighty Ruler who has so graciously sustained us thus far; and with increased gratitude to the generous people for their continued confidence, I accept the renewed trust, with it's yet onerous and perplexing duties and responsibilities." Reply to Notification Committee, [1 March 1865], CW, 8:326-27.

President compliments Thomas W. Conway, general superintendent of freedmen, Dept. of the Gulf, on his "success in the work of their moral and physical elevation." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas W. Conway, 1 March 1865, CW, 8:325.

Writes Gen. Scott, Howard Potter, William E. Dodge, Jr., and Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., members of Protective War Claim Association of Sanitary Commission: "I shall at all times be ready to recognize the paramount claims of the soldiers of the nation, in the disposition of public trusts. I shall be glad also to make these suggestions to the several Heads of Departments." Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott and Others, 1 March 1865, CW, 8:327-28.