Still Sick President Lincoln Refuses Callers

December 12, 1863

The President returns to bed and turns away visitors.  President Lincoln, however, does meet with Minnesota Senator Alexander Ramsey about the court martial of Captain Thomas A. P. Champlin.

General John Palmer, an Illinois political general who was an old Democratic colleague of President Lincoln had resigned.  President Lincoln wrote Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “Gen. Palmer’s resignation was not accepted by me. You remember I promised to write him on the subject, which however I have neglected to do. I do not want him to resign, unless there be some reason not yet known to me.”

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