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Monday, March 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Miss Susan Dugger and Miss Beattie from Illinois and gives them note to Postmaster Gen. Blair. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery Blair, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:257-58.

Approves "An Act to enable the people of Nevada to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal Footing with the original States." Proclamation Admitting Nevada into the Union, 31 October 1864, CW, 8:83-84; Don C. Seitz, Lincoln the Politician: How the Rail-Splitter and Flatboatman Played the Great American Game (New York: Coward-McCann, 1931), 408.

At 12 M. committee from New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association calls on President and presents address, to which Lincoln replies: "You comprehend, as your address shows, that the existing rebellion, . . . is, in fact, a war upon the rights of all working people." Washington Chronicle, 22 March 1864; Reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:259-60.

President Lincoln writes to siblings Clara Brown and Julia Brown and thanks the children for sending him an "Afghan." The Browns, of Buffalo, New York, asked Lincoln to "remember that you have little friends in Buffalo who pray for you." Lincoln answers, "I especially like my little friends; and although you have never seen me, I am glad you remember me for the country's sake, and even more, that you remember, and try to help, the poor Soldiers." Clara Brown and Julia Brown to Abraham Lincoln, 9 March 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Clara and Julia Brown, 21 March 1864, CW, 7:258.