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Monday, February 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends autograph copy of Gettysburg Address to George Bancroft for Baltimore Sanitary Fair. Abraham Lincoln to George Bancroft, 29 February 1864, CW, 7:212.

President Lincoln responds to a recent letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, who wrote to Lincoln in light of the publication of the "Pomeroy Circular." Senator Samuel Pomeroy, of Kansas, cast doubts on Lincoln's chances for re-election and suggested that Chase would make a better Republican candidate. Lincoln writes that although he has "not yet read" the circular, he "was not shocked, or surprised" to learn of its existence. Lincoln agrees that neither man should be "justly held responsible for what our respective friends may do without our instigation or countenance." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 29 February 1864, CW, 7:212-13.

[Assoc. Justice David Davis says of Chase's aspirations, "Mr. Lincoln must be 'obstinately pacific.'" Davis to Weed, 14 March 1864, Thurlow Weed Papers, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.]

Interviews Cong. Rufus P. Spalding (Ohio) and former Cong. Riddle (Ohio), consul at Matanzas, Cuba, representatives of Chase hoping to learn if President was connected with Postmaster Gen. Blair's speech attacking Chase. Albert G. Riddle, Recollections of War Times: Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington, 1860-1865 (New York: Putnam, 1895), 270-77.

Transmits to House of Representatives report from secretary of war relative to the reenlistment of "Veteran Volunteers." Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 29 February 1864, CW, 7:214.

Communicates to Senate articles of agreement concluded with Swan Creek, Black River Chippewas, and the Munsees or Christian Indians in Kansas. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, [29] February 1864, CW, 7:215.