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Monday, October 10, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning Cong. Kelley (Pa.) spends two and a half hours at White House. "Didn't talk about himself more than 9/10ths of the time." Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 225.

Sec. Welles confers with Lincoln regarding payment of back bounty to marines. Welles, Diary.

Lincoln sends message to Baltimore mass meeting in favor of "Free Constitution" for Maryland. Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Hoffman, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:41-42.

Interviews Charles Jones, chairman of Union State Central Committee of New York, about getting out seamen's and sailors' vote. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:43.

Testifies concerning shelling of houses near Fort Stevens, DC: "I was present . . . and understanding that the Military officers in command thought the shelling . . . necessary, I certainly gave my approbation to its being done." Testimony Concerning Shelling of Houses Near Fort Stevens, 10 October 1864, CW, 8:42-43.