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Monday, April 25, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to mental health authority Dr. John P. Gray, of Utica, New York, regarding Private Lorenzo C. Stewart, whom a "military court, tried for murder, and sentenced to death, his execution awaiting the order of the President." Lincoln seeks to determine "Stewart's sanity, both at the time of the homocide, and at the time of your examination." Lincoln directs Gray to go to Elmira, New York, where Stewart is imprisoned in order to gather information and then to "report . . . to me . . . your own conclusions." Isaac F. Quinby, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, 21 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to John P. Gray, 25 April 1864, CW, 7:313-14.

From eastern portico of Willard's reviews Gen. Burnside's 30,000 troops en route from Annapolis, Md., to reinforce Army of Potomac. In evening Gov. Curtin (Pa.) visits White House. Lincoln discusses F. B. Carpenter's painting with him. Carpenter, Six Months, 81; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 25 April 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Sends regrets to John R. Woods, secretary of Illinois Sanitary Commission, that "I cannot be present at the inauguration of your Soldiers Home this week" in Springfield, Ill. Abraham Lincoln to John R. Woods, 25 April 1864, CW, 7:316.