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Friday, April 7, 1865.+-

City Point, VA.

President forwards to Secretary of War Stanton telegrams from Generals Humphreys, Meade, and Wright. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 April 1865, CW, 8:390-92.

Interviews Assistant Secretary of War Dana and remarks that "Sheridan seemed to be getting Virginia soldiers out of the war faster than this legislature could think." Official Records—Armies 1, XLVI, pt. 3, 619.

Reviews troops and tires himself out shaking hands. Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House (1868: reprint, Buffalo, NY: Stansil and Lee, 1931), 168.

Congressmen James G. Blaine (Maine) and Elihu Washburne (Ill.), on trip to front, visit President on board steamer River Queen in evening. Rice, 43-44.

Lincoln telegraphs Gen. Grant: "Gen. Sheridan says 'If the thing is pressed I think Lee will surrender.' Let the thing be pressed." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 7 April 1865, CW, 8:392.