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Saturday, September 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President repeats message to Postmaster Gen. Blair in New Hampshire to come at once. Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery Blair, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:531.

Issues order for celebration on September 5, 1864 of victories at Atlanta, Ga., and Mobile, Ala. Order for Celebration of Victories at Atlanta, Georgia, and Mobile, Alabama, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:532.

Proclaims Sunday, September 11, 1864, day of thanksgiving and prayer. Proclamation of Thanksgiving and Prayer, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:533-34; Washington Chronicle, 11 September 1864.

Interviews Joseph Doyle, Ohio farm boy, and gives him card to see Sec. Stanton . Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:534.

Interviews Sen. Chandler (Mich.) who has plan for winning November election. Plan calls for removal of Postmaster Gen. Blair from cabinet. Thomas Harry Williams, Lincoln and the Radicals (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1941), 329.

John Nicolay returns from New York, where he has been since August 29, 1864 on mission for President. Nicolay to Bates, 4 September 1864, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President issues order of thanks to Rear Adm. Farragut and others for successful operations in Mobile Harbor and against neighboring Forts Powell, Gaines, and Morgan. Order of Thanks to David G. Farragut and Others, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:532-33.

Tenders national thanks to Gen. Sherman and officers for campaign in Georgia resulting in capture of Atlanta. Order of Thanks to William T. Sherman and Others, 3 September 1864, CW, 7:533.