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Saturday, September 17, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet convenes in special meeting to consider return of plantations in Louisiana to claimants. Bates, Diary.

Committee from District of Columbia calls on President and asks two weeks' postponement of draft. President replies that similar delegations were coming from other parts of the country and doubts that he can make an exception for the District but promises to see the Secretary of War on the matter. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 September 1864, 3d ed., 2:5.

Lincoln telegraphs General William T. Sherman: "I feel great interest in the subjects of your despatch mentioning corn and Sorghum, & a contemplated visit to you." Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 17 September 1864, CW, 8:9-10.

[Private Secretary John Hay returns to his duties at the Executive Mansion after absence of five or six weeks. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 19 September 1864, 3d ed., 2:5.]