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Tuesday, May 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President cheers Gov. Brough (Ohio) by quoting Gen. Grant: "'Everything looks exceedingly favorable for us.'" Abraham Lincoln to John Brough, 24 May 1864, CW, 7:359.

Transmits to House of Representatives information relative to joint resolution concerning French monarchy in Mexico. Abraham Lincoln to the House of Representatives, 24 May 1864, CW, 7:359.

Cabinet meets. Welles, Diary.

Sec. Seward and Simon Cameron spend evening with President. Hay, Letters and Diary.

President recommends to Senate for promotion Lt. Comdr. Francis A. Roe (USN) and 1st Asst. Eng. James M. Hobby (USN) for distinguished conduct in battle between U.S.S. "Sassacus" and rebel ironclad ram "Albermarle." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 May 1864, CW, 7:360.

Writes note to Sec. Stanton on letter of E. A. Paul, New York "Times" correspondent, enclosing pass to Army of Potomac not approved by Stanton : "The Times I believe is always true to the Union, and therefore should be treated at least as well as any." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 24 May 1864, CW, 7:360-61.