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Monday, March 7, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues order establishing starting point of Union Pacific Railroad on western boundary of state of Iowa. Order Designating Starting Point of Union Pacific Railroad, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:228.

Directs that application of French government to import tobacco from insurgent territory be granted. Order in Regard to Export of Tobacco, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:229.

Interviews Gov. Willard P. Hall (Mo.) on status of affairs in Missouri. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:230.

Congratulates Queen Victoria on birth of grandson. Abraham Lincoln to Queen Victoria, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:231.

Attends Grover's Theatre for performance of Edwin Booth in The Fool's Revenge. Washington Chronicle, 8 March 1864.

Telegraphs Gen. Butler: "Gen. Meade has Richmond Sentinel, saying that Col. Dahlgren was killed, and ninety of his men captured at King & Queen C. H. When did Kilpatrick's informant last see Col. Dahlgren?" Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:226.

Lincoln writes to Congressman John A. J. Creswell, of Maryland, regarding a move to end slavery in that state. Lincoln writes, "I am very anxious for emancipation to be effected . . . I think it probable that my expressions of a preference for gradual over immediate emancipation, are misunderstood. . . . My wish is that all who are for emancipation inanyform, shall co-operate, all treating all respectfully . . . What I have dreaded is the danger that by jealousies, rivalries, and consequent ill-blood . . . the friends of emancipation themselves may divide, and lose the measure altogether." Abraham Lincoln to John A. J. Creswell, 7 March 1864, CW, 7:226-27.