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Tuesday, April 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President announces that visitors will be received between 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. National Intelligencer, 2 April 1861.

Presidential family pays unexpected visit to Navy Yard, spends two hours there, and receives 21-gun salute. National Intelligencer, 3 April 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 3 April 1861, 3:1.

During afternoon drive Lincoln visits military barracks. N.Y. Herald, 3 April 1861.

[Irwin withdraws $42 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Lincoln directs Sec. Seward to pay Capt. Meigs $10,000 "from the secret service fund" before Meigs leaves on expedition to reinforce Fort Pickens, Fla. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 2 April 1861, CW, 4:320.