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Saturday, March 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln receives written opinions from four cabinet members on wisdom of sending supplies to Fort Sumter, S.C.: Sec. Chase, yes; Sec. Cameron, no; Sec. Caleb B. Smith, no; Atty. Gen. Edward Bates, no. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 15 March 1861, CW, 4:284-85.

Recognizes Luis Molina as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Nicaragua. National Intelligencer, 18 March 1861.

Sends message to Senate relative to "dispute now existing between the Governments of the United States and Great Britain concerning the boundary line between Vancouver's Island and the American Continent." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 16 March 1861, CW, 4:287-88.

Asks Sec. Welles to give employment to W. Johnson, "a servant who has been with me for some time." Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 16 March 1861, CW, 4:288.