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Friday, March 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. Gen. Grant interrupts to tell President of plan to leave for Nashville. Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs, 2 vols. (London: Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886), 2:118; Welles, Diary.

Gen. Alexander M. McCook calls on President. McCook to Nicolay, 11 March 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase concerning Miss Rosie Bielaski. Lincoln explains, "[She] calls on me saying she has been discharged from her place as a clerk in your Department." Lincoln notes, "Her father was a Pole, whom I knew in Illinois, more than twenty years ago," and who died in one of the Civil War's "earliest battles, and left the family destitute." Lincoln adds, "I should be very glad for her to have a place, if it can be, consistently with the service." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 11 March 1864, CW, 10:230.