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Monday, June 6, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Prof. Eben N. Horsford of Cambridge, Mass., and Lewis H. Morgan, anthropologist of Rochester, N.Y., regarding Pvt. James McCarthy, Co. K, 140th New York Regiment, under sentence for attempt to desert. Abraham Lincoln to George G. Meade, 6 June 1864, CW, 7:378.

Grants audience to Stephen C. Massett, lecturer, and gives him card of introduction to Prof. Henry. Massett to Lincoln, 6 June 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Consults Sec. Chase about collector of customs at New York. Official Records—Armies 600-3.

Listens while John Hay reads letter from John Nicolay describing pre-convention activities in Baltimore. Instructs Hay to reply. Wishes not to interfere in nomination of Vice President and has no suggestion in regard to platform or organization of convention. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 186; Endorsement Concerning Leonard Swett and Joseph Holt, [6 June 1864], CW, 7:376-78.

Consults at length with Sen. Lane (Kans.) about national political situation and outlook. William O. Stoddard, Inside the White House in War Times (New York: C. L. Webster, 1890), 240-41.

Receives May salary warrant for $2,022.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Writes Gen. Henry W. Slocum at Vicksburg: "My friend, Thomas A. Marshall, . . . has some difficulty in managing a plantation in your Department. . . . I personally know, so far as such things can be known that Mr. Marshall is loyal, truthful, and honorable; and that I shall be glad for him to be obliged in any not unreasonable way." Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Slocum, 6 June 1864, CW, 7:378-79.