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Wednesday, May 18, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President orders arrest of editors and publishers of New York "World" and "Journal of Commerce" for printing spurious proclamation purporting to be signed by President. Publication of newspapers suspended. Abraham Lincoln to John A. Dix, 18 May 1864, CW, 7:347-50.

Interviews Dr. Winston, who knows topography of Virginia, bears letters of recommendation, and asks to be allowed to join Gen. Grant. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 18 May 1864, CW, 7:350.

11 A.M. Responds to address presented by delegation from General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church: "God bless the Methodist Church—bless all the churches—and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches." Response to Methodists, 18 May 1864, CW, 7:350-51.

Confers with Secs. Seward and Stanton at War Dept. regarding fraudulent proclamation published in two New York newspapers. Rescinds order for arrest of editors and publishers. Harper, Press, 293, 295.

Attends lecture on Battle of Gettysburg by Dr. J. R. Warner in hall of House of Representatives. Randall, Lincoln, 3:17.

Suggests to Sec. Chase: "Suppose you change your five per cent loan to six, allowing the holders of the fives already out to convert them into sixes, upon taking each an equal additional amount at six." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 May 1864, CW, 7:347.