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Friday, September 30, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President obtains services of John Summerfield Staples of Stroudsburg, Pa., who becomes representative recruit for Lincoln and is credited to quota of Third Ward. Washington Chronicle, 2 October 1864.

Cabinet meets. Admission of Nevada into Union is discussed. Welles, Diary; Bates, Diary.

Lincoln interviews F. Vaughn, who wants agency to receive cotton for government. Vaughn to Lincoln, 30 September 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes an endorsement on a letter from David G. Lindsay to Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. Lindsay is attempting to correct an assignment error. He explains, "I inlisted in the 17th Regt. Pa. Cavalry and . . . I was Sent to the 90th Pa Infantry." Lindsay seeks a transfer to the 17th in order to "be along with . . . the only Brother I have." Lincoln writes, "I have seen this man, who seems to be an intelligent & manly man, and whose story I believe to be true. If it does not invol[v]e much inconvenience, let the transfer . . . be made." David G. Lindsay to Lorenzo Thomas, 29 September 1864; Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, 30 September 1864, both in CW, 8:32.

Prepares order concerning lessees and owners of plantations worked by freedmen. [Not issued.] Order Concerning Lessees and Owners of Plantations Worked by Freedmen, [30?] September 1864, CW, 8:30-31.