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Thursday, March 23, 1865.+-

En route on Steamboat River Queen.

President telegraphs Gen. Grant at City Point, Va.: "We start to you at One P.M. to-day. May lie over during the dark hours of the night. Very small party of us." In addition to Mrs. Lincoln and her maid, there are Tad, W. H. Crook, and Capt. Charles B. Penrose, detailed by Sec. Stanton to accompany President. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 23 March 1865, CW, 8:372-73.

President leaves Washington on steamer River Queen from Arsenal dock, 6th Street wharf, at 1 P.M. for City Point. Browning, Diary; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 23 March 1865, 2d ed., 2:4; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 23 March 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4; LL, No. 1385; Barnes, "With Lincoln," 520-21; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 86-87.

[Irwin draws draft on Springfield Marine Bank for $4.23 to pay taxes on Council Bluffs land. Pratt, Personal Finances, 178.]