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Friday, March 24, 1865.+-

En route on Steamboat River Queen.

President unwell on trip down Potomac; thought to be result of poor drinking water. Fresh supply taken on at Fortress Monroe, Va. about noon. Anchors off City Point, Va. at 9 P.M. Barnes, "With Lincoln," 520-21; Abraham Lincoln to William L. James, 24 March 1865, CW, 8:373; Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 25 March 1865, CW, 8:373-74; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 27 March 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:3.

Capt. Penrose telegraphs Sec. Stanton: "The President desires me to say he has just arrived at this point safely, and both he and family are well, having entirely recovered from their indisposition of this morning." Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 97.