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Monday, June 26, 1848.+-

Washington, DC.

House discusses civil and diplomatic appropriations bill. It soon digresses to slavery in territories, comparative expenditures of government under this and preceding administrations, Taylor's position with respect to veto power and general uncertainty of his political opinions. Lincoln attends session.Globe.

He transmits to J. M. McCalla, second auditor of Treasury, papers in Thomas Davis claim case, and writes Walter Davis that he has done so.Endorsement: To J. M. McCalla, [26 June 1848], CW, 1:493; Abraham Lincoln to Walter Davis, 26 June 1848, CW, 1:493.