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Wednesday, June 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln in New York: "All well. Tom is moving things out." ["Tom" may have been Thomas H. Cross, furnaceman at White House; Thomas Cross, doorkeeper; or T. Stackpole, watchman.] Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:417.

Sec. Chase resigns. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 28 June 1864, CW, 7:413-14.

President interviews L. E. Chittenden relative to temporary administration of treasury following resignation of Chase. Lucius E. Chittenden, Recollections of President Lincoln and his Administration (New York: Harper, 1891), 376-80.

Confers with Gov. Brough (Ohio) regarding Chase's resignation. Randall, Lincoln, 4:183.

President Lincoln writes to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant regarding Dr. J. Rutherford Worster, of Washington, D. C. Worster wrote to Lincoln to promote footwear know as "Harmon's Sandal Sock." Worster wrote, "President, if you will please endorse me to Genl. Grant, on the accompanying paper, with your views of the utility of the sandal, for the preservation of the feet, on long marches, of infantry . . . I will put a pair on the Genl. as I am going out to the front this evening." Lincoln asks, "Shall I give him a pass for that object?" J. Rutherford Worster to Abraham Lincoln, 13 April 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:416.

Directs Gen. Steele to give new government of Arkansas same support and protection "that you would if the members had been admitted" to Congress. Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Steele, 29 June 1864, CW, 7:418.

Attends performance of Rookwood; or, Dick Turpin, the Highwayman at Grover's Theatre. Occupies Mr. Grover's box with Tad and two private secretaries. Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 30 June 1864, 2d ed., 2:6.