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Saturday, March 26, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Sec. Welles in morning relative to transferring 12,000 men from Army to Navy. Welles, Diary.

Further defines cases entitled to benefits of December 8, 1863, Amnesty Proclamation. Proclamation About Amnesty, 26 March 1864, CW, 7:269-70.

Discusses Negro enlistment in Kentucky with Gov. Bramlette (Ky.), former Sen. Archibald Dixon (Ky.), and Albert G. Hodges, editor of Frankfort, Ky., "Commonwealth," presented by Atty. Gen. Bates. Bates, Diary.

In afternoon sends for Welles and Asst. Sec. Fox and requests order for transfer of 12,000 men from Army to Navy. Welles, Diary.

[John Nicolay arrives in New York to represent President at conference with Thurlow Weed concerning political conditions and patronage. Nicolay to Lincoln, 30 March 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]