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Wednesday, September 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews M. M. Broadwell, New York merchant, who proposes to furnish blankets and clothes to both Federal and Confederate prisoners. Abraham Lincoln to Ethan A. Hitchcock, 21 September 1864, CW, 8:16.

Confers with Sec. Seward on political situation in New York. Sends John Nicolay to discuss political strategy with Thurlow Weed. Nicolay to Lincoln, 22 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Asks Gen. Edward R. Canby to consider case of needy people in Rapides Parish, La., "and do for them the best you can, consistently with the interests of the public service." Abraham Lincoln to Edward R. S. Canby, 21 September 1864, CW, 8:14-15.