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of both the House and Senate with a few outside. I shall arrange for two coaches and a special from Washn at 8 o'c to Bport by 11:45 and Carlisle 12.30, leaving Carlisle at 3:30 to reach Washn at 840. Wh makes twelve hours and forty minutes absent from Washn, giving three hours at Carlisle, quite enough I think. I shall arrange for a quick dinner in the Chapel and not cumber Mrs Pratt. We want the minutes and to take the party to Harrisburg necessitates crossing [[end page]] [[start page]] and recrossing the river at a loss of 25 to 30 minutes. I can fix it so all can pay if that is the thing, but this feeding had best be [[strikethrough]] on the ground [[/strikethrough]] at Carlisle. Will you go over the Committees named and send me names of those going out that I may leave them off and also suggest other names. I will ask 150 including wives and expect about 75. Please too send me the last long Directory. Your Omaha pictures will be
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