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Friday, July 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President changes purpose and decides to meet Gen. Grant at Fortress Monroe, at 10 A.M. Sunday, the 31st. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 29 July 1864, CW, 7:470.

President Lincoln writes to Anne Williamson, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and thanks her for sending him a woolen wrap. The eighty-one-year-old Williamson wrote, "As one deeply interested in your present struggle, I trust the Lord will bless all your endeavors for the peace of your country and the freedom of the slave." Lincoln writes, "I thank you for that pretty and useful present, but still more for those good wishes to myself and our country which prompted you to present it." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Anne Williamson, 29 July 1864, CW, 7:471; New York Daily Tribune, 3 August 1864, 4:5.