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Tuesday, July 19, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President names three members of board of directors of Union Pacific Railroad and Telegraph Company. Appointment of Government Directors for Union Pacific Railroad, 19 July 1864, CW, 7:451-52.

Cabinet meets. Agenda includes riot in Coles County, Ill., of March 28, 1864, between soldiers on leave and "Copperheads," and controversy between Gov. Peirpoint (Va.) and Gen. Butler. Welles, Diary; Charles H. Coleman, Abraham Lincoln and Coles County, Illinois (New Brunswick, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1955), 226.

Lincoln writes statement for signatures of three citizens of Philadelphia: "We believe there are in the Philadelphia Post-Office between two hundred and fifty and three hundred employees under the Post-Master, and that no one of them openly supports the renomination of Judge Kelly [Kelley] for Congress, and that several of them say and intimate privately that it is because they are restrained by the Post-Master." Statement of Philadelphia Citizens, 19 July 1864, CW, 7:452.