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Monday, January 25, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President and Sec. Chase make final revision of new regulations of trade. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 25 January 1864, CW, 7:148-49.

Robert Lincoln, home from college for vacation, attends Secretary of State Seward's reception. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

[Irwin deposits in Springfield Marine Bank $200, principal and interest on Springfield bond. Withdraws $102 to pay taxes. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165, 77.]

President authorizes former Cong. Maynard (Tenn.) to inform Governor Andrew Johnson (Tennessee): "The oath in the proclamation may be administered by the Military Governor, the Military commander of the Department, and by all persons designated by them for that purpose." Abraham Lincoln to Andrew Johnson, 25 January 1864, CW, 7:149-50.

Writes recommendation for Henry R. Green, resident of Delavan, Illinois: "This is to show that Henry R. Greene Esq of Illinois is an upright, honorable and worthy man. I have known him and his family for many years. . . . I hope the various commanders, agents and employees of the Government will extend to Mr. Greene such aid and facilities as are proper and consistent with the interests of the service." Recommendation for Henry R. Green, 25 January 1864, CW, 7:150-51.

In the evening, President Lincoln, his wife Mary, their son Robert, Republican U.S. Senator Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, and T. Bigelow Lawrence, U.S. consul at Florence, occupy private box at Grover's Theatre, where Felicita Vestvali, "The Magnificent," stars in a performance of Gamea, or the Jewish Mother. A newspaper reports, "[The] theater was overflowingly filled . . . on the occasion of the first appearance of Vestvali, who undoubtedly made a great hit." Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 25 January 1864, 1:4; 26 January 1864, 2:1; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 January 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.