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Friday, February 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Associate Supreme Court Justice David Davis and friends visit Lincoln in afternoon. David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 5 February 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives January salary warrant for $2,022.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Transmits to Senate report from secretary of state regarding reciprocity treaty with Sandwich Islands. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 5 February 1864, CW, 7:169.

Lincoln writes a comment on a letter addressed to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton from Richard M. Edwards, who seeks clarification regarding a United States "oath of office requir[ement]." Edwards, of Tennessee, wishes to lead a Union regiment, but previously, he was "forced . . . to take an oath 'to support the confederate constitution.'" Lincoln writes, "On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 5 February 1864, CW, 7:169-70.

President Lincoln and his son attend Grover's Theatre to see Felicita Vestvali in The Duke's Motto. Daily National Republican, 6 February 1864, 2d ed., 2:2.