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Wednesday, April 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Gen. Solomon Meredith relative to dismissal of Lt. Samuel H. Meredith, his son. DNA—WR RG 107, Off. Sec. War, Orders and Endorsements, BB 14/2656.

Delivers commission as major general to Gen. Blair at White House. Clarence E. Macartney, Lincoln and His Cabinet (New York: Scribner, 1931), 288.

Confers with former Cong. Riddle (Ohio), ready to assume duties as consul at Mantazas, Cuba. Albert G. Riddle, Recollections of War Times: Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington, 1860-1865 (New York: Putnam, 1895), 266-67.

Writes endorsement for Herman [J.] Huidekoper, of Pennsylvania: "I know nothing of the young man within named, except by hearsay, which is all in his favor. His brother Lt-Col. [Henry S.] Huidekoper, who lost an arm at Gettysburg, I do know, and for his sake I would be very glad for the advancement of the young man." Endorsement Concerning Herman Huidekoper, 27 April 1864, CW, 7:317.

Congratulates Gov. Murphy (Ark.) on successful organization of state government. Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Murphy, 27 April 1864, CW, 7:318.

Reviews 36 courtmartial cases. CW, 8:540.