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Wednesday, December 21, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

President telegraphs Mrs. Lincoln at Continental Hotel in Philadelphia: "Do not come on the night train. It is too cold. Come in the morning." Abraham Lincoln to Mary Todd Lincoln, 21 December 1864, CW, 8:174-75.

Interviews delegation from Baltimore urging retention of H. W. Hoffman in customhouse. Thomsen to Chestnut, 21 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes Gen. Butler: "I now learn, correctly I suppose, that you have ordered an election, . . . to take place on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Let this be suspended, at least until conferrence [sic] with me, and obtaining my approval." Abraham Lincoln to Benjamin F. Butler, 21 December 1864, CW, 8:174.