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Tuesday, November 29, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Judge Samuel M. Breckinridge of St. Louis regarding case of Capt. John B. Castleman, Confederate prisoner charged with spying and released without trial on condition that he leave U.S. Abraham Lincoln to Alvin P. Hovey, 29 November 1864, CW, 8:123; Jonathan T. Dorris, Pardon and Amnesty under Lincoln and Johnson: The Restoration of the Confederates to their Rights and Privileges, 1861-1898 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953), 83-84.

Addresses identical letters to nine governors: "May I renew my request for the exact aggregate vote of your State cast at the late election? My object fails if I do not receive it before Congress meets." Abraham Lincoln to William M. Stone and Others, 29 November 1864, CW, 8:124.