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Thursday, April 25, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President considers preventing Maryland Legislature from meeting and possibly arming people of that state against U.S. and concludes it would not be justifiable. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 25 April 1861, CW, 4:344.

Secretary of the Interior Caleb B. Smith consults with Lincoln on readying Fortress Monroe, Va., preparatory to retaking Fort Sumter, S.C. Hay, Letters and Diary.

In early afternoon President, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and Secretary of War Simon Cameron review 7th New York Regiment. National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 April 1861, 3:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 April 1861, 3:1.

Labels clippings from New York "Times" of this date, "Villainous articles." Clippings, 25 April 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.