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Sunday, March 31, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President summons Capt. Meigs and instructs him to prepare, in conjunction with Col. Erasmus D. Keyes, military secretary to Gen. Scott, a project for relief of Fort Pickens, Fla. Frederick W. Seward, Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State, vols. 2-3 of Seward at Washington (New York: Derby & Miller, 1891), 2:539.

Meigs and Keyes report to President with plans for relief of Fort Pickens. Lincoln, after discussing plans, orders them to go to Scott with instructions that the President wishes this thing done without fail. Montgomery C. Meigs, "Documents: General M. C. Meigs on the Conduct of the Civil War," American Historical Review 26 (January 1921):300.