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Saturday, December 24, 1864.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln recognizes R. Barth as consul of Grand Dukedom of Baden at St. Louis. Washington Chronicle, 30 December 1864.

Receives Richard C. Parsons, representative of Common Council of Cleveland, who presents importance of establishing navy yard on Great Lakes. Allen to Lincoln, 20 December 1864, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles calls on President and gets death sentence commuted and obtains pass to Richmond for Laura Jones. Welles, Diary.

O. H. Browning confers with Lincoln about permitting James W. Singleton, Illinois politician and cotton and tobacco buyer, to go to Richmond for purpose of buying cotton. Browning, Diary.

President and Mrs. Lincoln send letters to Soldiers' Fair in Springfield, Mass. Washington Chronicle, 1 January 1865.

President acknowledges receipt of volume "commemorative of the celebration in honor of the passage of the Ordinance of Emancipation of the State of Louisiana." Abraham Lincoln to Thomas J. Durant, 24 December 1864, CW, 8:179.

Endorses letter of Samuel D. Lockwood, Batavia, Ill.: "Judge Lockwood, the writer, is one of the best men in the world." Endorsement Concerning Samuel D. Lockwood, 24 December 1864, CW, 8:179-80.

Writes Sec. Seward: "Gen. C. S. Todd, once much of a man, is now superannuated, and would be an incumbrance upon the Commander in New-Orleans, unjustifiable in me to impose upon him." [Charles S. Todd, assessor of internal revenue at Owensboro, Ky., asked for military appointment under Gen. Banks.] Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 24 December 1864, CW, 8:181.