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Monday, March 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President nominates: Cong. Charles Francis Adams (Mass.), minister to England; former Cong. George P. Marsh (Vt.), minister to Sardinia; James W. Webb, minister to Turkey; W. L. Dayton, minister to France. Baltimore Sun, 19 March 1861.

Horace Greeley talks briefly to Lincoln. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Lincoln Among His Friends: A Sheaf of Intimate Memories (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1942), 449.

President prepares draft of proposed order to establish military bureau and sends it to attorney general for opinion. Bates rules that President does not have power to establish bureau. Draft of a Proposed Order to Establish a Militia Bureau, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:291; Abraham Lincoln to Edward Bates, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:291-92.

Lincoln writes memorandum on "Some considerations in favor of withdrawing the Troops from Fort Sumpter." Memorandum on Fort Sumter, 18[?] March 1861, CW, 4:288-90.

Asks secretary of treasury whether goods are being imported without duties being paid. Chase replies that he has no information of illegal importations. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:292.

Lincoln requests information from secretary of navy on "what amount of Naval force you could at once place at the control of the Revenue service." Welles replies that 12 vessels could be put at control of revenue service. Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 18 March 1861, CW, 4:293.

[Irwin withdraws $4 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]