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Monday, October 3, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President is visited by his substitute, John S. Staples, accompanied by Provost Marshal General Fry, Noble D. Larner, in charge of Third Ward, and Staples' father. Shakes hands with recruit and expresses hope that he will be one of the fortunate ones. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 1 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:4, 3 October 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 2:5.

President interviews Morris L. Hallowell, Philadelphia cotton dealer accompanied by J. W. Forney, and recommends that secretary of treasury assist Hallowell to get certain cotton out of Arkansas. Abraham Lincoln to William P. Fessenden, 3 October 1864, CW, 8:35.

Recognizes Jose S. Prieto as consul of Republic of Mexico. Washington Chronicle, 7 October 1864.

O. H. Browning visits Lincoln in evening at Soldiers' Home. Browning, Diary.