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Thursday, June 30, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President accepts resignation of Sec. Chase. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:419.

Nominates former Gov. Tod (Ohio) to be secretary of treasury; Tod declines for reasons of poor health. Abraham Lincoln to David Tod, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:420.

Interviews Finance Committee from Senate on proposition of retaining Chase in cabinet. Clarence E. Macartney, Lincoln and His Cabinet (New York: Scribner, 1931), 260-61; Hay, Letters and Diary.

Assents to use of grounds between White House and War Dept. by St. Matthew's Colored Sunday School for Fourth of July celebration. Endorsement, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:419.

Abandons colonization (Chiriqui) idea. [Plan to send 500 able-bodied Negroes as first colony on Isthmus of Chiriqui was opposed by Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Address on Colonization to a Deputation of Negroes, 14 August 1862, CW, 5:370-75.] Hay, Letters and Diary.

Approves act providing internal revenue to support government and pay interest on public debt, and for other purposes. Stat. L., XIII, 223.

Authorizes asst. sec. of treasury Harrington to perform duties of secretary until further order. Authorization for George Harrington, 30 June 1864, CW, 7:418-19.