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Tuesday, September 27, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles consults with President about document permitting Gen. A. J. Hamilton to export cotton from Texas. Document, signed by President, received by Welles from Rear Adm. Farragut. Welles, Diary.

President receives deputation from New York Young Men's Republican Union. Ballard to Lincoln, 24 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews John W. Wilson, who has just arrived from England with letter of introduction from John Bright. Wilson to Lincoln, 27 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Hears complaint of Asst. Surg. William Crouse who says Gen. Butler ordered him out of department. Butler's explanation: "He was drinking and worthless." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 27 September 1864, CW, 8:25.

Telegraphs former Gov. Dennison (Ohio): "Yours received. Come so soon as you can." [Dennison, recently appointed postmaster general, had missed train connections in Steubenville, Ohio.] Abraham Lincoln to William Dennison, 27 September 1864, CW, 8:25.

Refers to Gen. Grant request of William H. Kent, correspondent, New York "Tribune," to have his pass reinstated. Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 27 September 1864, CW, 8:26.

Telegraphs Gen. Sherman: "You say Jeff. Davis is on a visit to [Gen. John B.] Hood (CSA). I judge that [Gov. Joseph E.] Brown [Ga.] and [A. H.] Stephens are the objects of his visit." Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, 27 September 1864, CW, 8:27.