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Thursday, March 2, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

President requests Provost Marshal General to exempt William H. Crook and Alexander Smith, White House guards, from draft. Abraham Lincoln to James B. Fry, 2 March 1865, CW, 8:328.

Telegraphs Gen. Grant: "You have not sent contents of Richmond papers for Tuesday or Wednesday. Did you not receive them? If not, does it indicate anything?" [Lincoln apparently was anxious about Gen. Sherman. Grant replied same day: "There is every indication that Genl Sherman is perfectly safe. I am looking every day for direct news from him."] Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 2 March 1865, CW, 8:329.