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Wednesday, October 5, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Early in morning President at Navy Dept. to discuss transfer of naval prisoners. Leaves and returns in hour with Secretary of State Seward. President, Seward, and Secretary of the Navy Welles go to War Department to see Secretary of War Stanton and Generals Hitchcock and Halleck. They decide to effect exchange as arranged by Welles through military. Welles, Diary.

President sends Private Secretary John G. Nicolay to Missouri to learn election sympathies of Union men. John G. Nicolay to Abraham Lincoln, 10 October 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Daily National Republican (Washington, DC), 6 October 1864, 2d ed., 2:4.

Receives September salary warrant for $1,981.66. Pratt, Personal Finances, 183.

Writes General Grant regarding contemplated exchange of naval prisoners through military lines: "I hope you may find it consistent to let it go forward under the general supervision of Gen. Butler." Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 5 October 1864, CW, 8:36-37.