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Tuesday, October 11, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Robert at Cambridge, Mass.: "Your letter makes us a little uneasy about your health. Telegraph us how you are. If you think it would help you make us a visit." Abraham Lincoln to Robert T. Lincoln, 11 October 1864, CW, 8:44.

Lincoln and Sec. Seward call on Sec. Welles at Navy Dept. about New York voters in Navy. Welles, Diary.

At 8 P.M. President and John Hay go to War Dept. to get election returns. During lull Lincoln reads several chapters of Nasby papers, humorous writings of "Petroleum V. Nasby," pen name of David R. Locke. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Stays at telegraph office until after midnight, waiting for returns from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Bates, Telegraph Office, 276.