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Wednesday, April 5, 1865.+-

Richmond, VA and City Point, VA.

At 9 A.M. President comes ashore in Rear Adm. Porter's barge and goes to army headquarters. Bates, Telegraph Office, 357.

Again meets former Assoc. Justice Campbell, to discuss how Virginia can be brought back into Union. Campbell to Anderson, 7 April 1865, Edwin M. Stanton Papers, Library of Congress, Washington DC; Abraham Lincoln to John A. Campbell, [5 April 1865], CW, 8:386-87.

After morning meeting with Campbell, President leaves Richmond for City Point. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 5 April 1865, CW, 8:387; Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 575.

President replies to Seward: "Yours of to-day received. I think there is no probability of my remaining here more than two days longer. If that is too long come down. I passed last night at Richmond and have just returned." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 5 April 1865, CW, 8:387.

At 6 P.M. receives message that Sec. Seward has been thrown from carriage and dangerously injured. Stanton to Lincoln, 5 April 1865, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Receives March salary warrant for $1,981.67. Pratt, Personal Finances, 184.]

[Mrs. Lincoln, accompanied by Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.), Senator Harlan (Iowa) and family, Mrs. Elizabeth Keckley, and Marquis de Chambrun, leaves Washington at 11 A.M. aboard steamer Monohasset for City Point. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 5 April 1865, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 April 1865, 2d ed., 2:5; Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1868: reprint, Buffalo, NY: Stansil and Lee, 1931), 162-64.]