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Wednesday, April 3, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet in session most of forenoon discussing Fort Sumter, S.C., situation. Baltimore Sun, 4 April 1861.

President attends wedding of Commandant Franklin Buchanan's (USN) daughter at Navy Yard, but arrives too late for ceremony. Bruce, Tools of War, 9, 15.

Confers with Allan B. Magruder and sends him to Richmond to arrange consultation between Lincoln and Virginia Unionist, preferably former Cong. George W. Summers (Va.). Randall, Lincoln, 1:325-26.

Col. Keyes interviewed by President, who signs blanket order authorizing him to organize expedition to Fort Pickens, Fla. Erasmus D. Keyes, Fifty Years' Observation of Men and Events, Civil and Military (New York: Scribner, 1884), 387; Abraham Lincoln to Erasmus D. Keyes, 3 April 1861, CW, 4:320.

[Irwin withdraws $9 for payment of interest on scholarship, Illinois State University. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]