An Indisposed President Attends to Business

April 16, 1864

Although sick, President Lincoln issues several orders: To Adjutant General James Fry, he writes: “The within paper was written at my suggestion by gentlemen representing Philadelphia, to present their views of the subject embraced and to be signed by me if I could approve it. I am not prepared to assent to all that it asks at present, but I do order that the Philadelphia quotas be adjusted for the calls of 1863 and 1864 already made, upon the basis that that City was under no deficit on November 3d. 1862, and allowing full credits for all since that date; and further that all other questions presented on said paper are left open for future adjustment.”

In agreement with an Indian agent report, President Lincoln writes Secretary of the Interior John Palmer Usher to withhold certain public lands from sale and added to the Little Traverse Indian Reservation. Lincoln writes General Henry W. Halleck that Fort Smith and the Indian Territory should be transferred to the military Department of Arkansas.

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