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Wednesday, January 13, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends John Hay to Florida to aid Gen. Gillmore in reconstructing loyal government. Abraham Lincoln to Quincy A. Gillmore, 13 January 1864, CW, 7:126.

Hay given commission of assistant adjutant general. Hay, Letters and Diary.

"The President, the Cabinet, and the dignitaries run after the lectures on the Glacial Period. . . . What innocent sheep to listen to this old rehash, which an academician serves to them as being the latest and newest scientific dish." Adam G. de Gurowski, Diary, 3 vols. (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1862; Washington, DC: Morrison, 1866).

Lincoln replies to note from Simeon Draper: "Nothing yet about the cotton matter, although I am still considering it." Abraham Lincoln to Simeon Draper, 13 January 1864, CW, 7:126.

Orders Maj. Theodore T. S. Laidley: "Please make a trial of the Absterdam projectile, and report to the Secretary of War." Abraham Lincoln to Theodore T. S. Laidley, 13 January 1864, CW, 7:127.

Writes Gen. Banks to "proceed with all possible despatch" to construct "a free state-government" for Louisiana. Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P. Banks, 13 January 1864, CW, 7:123-25.