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Friday, August 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives note from Sec. Stanton that Gen. Grant is at War Dept. Replies: "I will come over in a few minutes." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, [5 August 1864], CW, 7:482.

Cabinet meets. Only four members present. Welles, Diary.

Atty. Gen. Bates calls on President to deliver letter of Col. James O. Broadhead, provost marshal general of Missouri, on Missouri affairs. Bates, Diary.

Lincoln interviews Gen. Sheridan, who has been called to Washington and ordered to join Grant at Monocacy Junction. Philip H. Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, 2 vols. (New York: C. L. Webster, 1888), 1:463-64.

In evening Sec. Seward reads Davis Protest [Wade-Davis Manifesto] to Lincoln, who wants to know if protestors intend openly to oppose his election. Butler, Correspondence, 5:8.

Lincoln receives July salary warrant for $1,981.67, reduced $101.66 by income tax enacted June 30, 1864. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.