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Tuesday, September 6, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets. "Only a light Cabinet-meeting." Welles, Diary.

President interviews Mary E. Wise, who joined 34th Indiana Regiment and served until wounded. Paymaster withheld five months' pay because of her sex. Lincoln directs payment and offers to supply funds if paymaster cannot legally do so. Washington Chronicle, 11 September 1864.

Acknowledges receipt of $5 contributed by son of John J. Meier to help sick and wounded: "I thank your boy, not only for myself, but also for all the children of the nation, who are even more interested than those of us, of maturer age, that this war shall be successful, and the Union be maintained and perpetuated." Abraham Lincoln to John J. Meier, 6 September 1864, CW, 7:538-39.

Rev. J. P. Thompson, escorted by Asst. Sec. Dana, is given interview. Finds Lincoln occupied with documents and basket of peaches. J. P. Thompson, "A Talk with President Lincoln," The Congregationalist, 30 March 1866:209.