Quiet Day at the House as President Lincoln Seeks English History Books

March 14, 1863

After a meeting with Senator Thomas H. Hicks: “To-day, Gov. Hicks, with Col. Walton, Member of Md. Leg. & Mr. Ireland, Post-Master at Anapolis, and ask that Col. George Sangster, of N.Y. be promoted. These Md. people make his acquaintance [from] his commanding paroled camp at Anapolis. Senator Harris, is also for him.”

Kentucky Republican Cassius M. Clay is preparing to return to his post as minister to St. Petersburg, Russia.  President Lincoln writes a formal note to Queen Isabel II of Spain: “Great and Good Friend I have received the letter which your Majesty was pleased to address to me on the 28th. of December announcing that the Duchess of Montpensier Your Majestys beloved sister had on the 12th of the same month happily given birth to a Prince who has received at the holy baptismal font the names of Petro de Alcantana Maria de Gudalupe Isabel Francisco de Asis Gabriel Sebastian Christina.  I participate in the satisfaction afforded by this happy event and offer my sincere congratulations upon the occasion May God have, Your Majesty always in His holy keeping Your Good Friend.”

President Lincoln request Volumes 3 and 4 of David Hume’s History of England from the Library of Congress.   The Senate adjourns.

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