Quiet Day at the White House

August  2, 1863

No correspondence was issued.  No events were planned.  Lincoln secretary John G. Nicolay away on trip to the Rockies.  His assistant John Hay took a cruise on the Potomac with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus V. Fox and friends from the Navy Department.  “We had a pleasant cool day.  Enormous appetites fearfully disproportioned in fact to the lunch prepared.”  President Lincoln probably spent the day at the Soldier’s Home in Northeast Washington.

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