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Thursday, April 6, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President authorizes Gen. Weitzel to give permission to "gentlemen who have acted as the Legislature of Virginia, in support of the rebellion" to assemble at Richmond and take measures to withdraw Virginia troops. Abraham Lincoln to Godfrey Weitzel, 6 April 1865, CW, 8:389.

In Col. Theodore S. Bowers' tent quotes Artemus Ward's account of escape of "Polly Ann." Bates, Telegraph Office, 187.

Mrs. Lincoln and party join President on board steamer River Queen. Adolphe de Pineton, marquis de Chambrun, Impressions of Lincoln and the Civil War: A Foreigner's Account (New York: Random House, 1952), 73-77.

President informs Gen. Grant of Sec. Seward's accident and of conferences with former Assoc. Justice J. A. Campbell in Richmond. If war is further persisted in South, confiscated property will bear additional cost. Confiscations will be remitted to people of any state which promptly withdraws its troops from resistance to government. If Confederate Legislature of Virginia wishes to meet for this purpose, Weitzel will protect them. "I do not think it very probable that anything will come of this; but I have thought best to notify you." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 6 April 1865, CW, 8:388-89.

President visits military offices, anxious for news from Grant. Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 595.