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Wednesday, November 9, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Between 1 and 2 A.M. President is serenaded and makes speech. Washington Chronicle, 10 November 1864.

At 2 A.M. is serenaded and makes speech. Randall, Lincoln, 4:260.

Capt. Thomas arrives with band and group of Pennsylvanians about 2:30 A.M. Lincoln speaks from window and then returns to White House. Hay, Letters and Diary; Response to a Serenade, 8 November 1864, CW, 8:96.

"Abraham Lincoln re-elected by an overwhelming majority." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 9 November 1864, 2d ed., Extra, 1:4.

Lincoln dictates telegram to be sent to Dr. Henry; decides "I don't believe it would look well for a message from me to go traveling around the country blowing my own horn"; so Noah Brooks signs it. Noah Brooks, "Personal Reminiscences of Lincoln," Scribner's Monthly 15 (1877/1878):677; Abraham Lincoln to Anson G. Henry, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:98.

Declines invitation to meeting in rooms of Union League Club of New York, honoring Prof. Goldwin Smith of Oxford. Abraham Lincoln to Charles Butler, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:97-98.

Presents ox, "General Grant," to National Sailors' Fair in Boston. Washington Chronicle, 13 November 1864; Rice to Lincoln, 22 November 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Informs Commissioner French: "If Commissioner of Public Buildings chooses to give laborers at White House a holiday I have no objections." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin B. French, 9 November 1864, CW, 8:98.