The Arago came in this morning. The papers of the 23d and 24th attack my coming here as a political trick. Q. A. G. is much troubled at it. I had some talk with Turner. He thinks I had better stay. . . . We got on the Dictator at midnight. . . .
SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 169-70; Tyler Dennett, Editor, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and letters of John Hay, p. 165; Michael Burlingame, Editor, Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay, p. 171-2.