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Wednesday, May 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Former Cong. Garrett Davis (Ky.) consults with Lincoln and government officials on national problems. Baltimore Sun, 6 May 1861.

President invites Maj. Anderson to Executive Mansion for social visit. Abraham Lincoln to Robert Anderson, 1 May 1861, CW, 4:350.

President Lincoln writes to Gustavus V. Fox, who led an operation to supply Ft. Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina. Before Fox could carry out the plan, Confederate forces fired upon the fort and later took control of it. Lincoln consoles, "For a daring and dangerous enterprize, of a similar character, you would, to-day, be the man, of all my acquaintances, whom I would select. You and I both anticipated that the cause of the country would be advanced by making the attempt . . . even if it should fail." Abraham Lincoln to Gustavus V. Fox, 1 May 1861, CW, 4:350-51.

Assures Gov. Isham G. Harris (Tenn.) that Government had nothing to do with seizure of steamboat "C. E. Hillman." Abraham Lincoln to Isham G. Harris, [1?] May 1861, CW, 4:351-52.

Sen. Henry Wilson (Mass.) and Judge Ebenezer R. Hoar of Massachusetts call upon Lincoln and members of cabinet and urge adoption of more aggressive war measures. N.Y. Tribune, 2 May 1861.

Western Virginia Unionists ask President for assistance. Members of 7th New York Regiment and Postmaster Gen. Blair visit President during afternoon. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Seventh New York Regiment band gives evening concert at White House; Lincoln speaks briefly from portico. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 April 1861, 3:1, 2 May 1861, 3:1; National Republican (Washington, DC), 2 May 1861, 3:2; Remarks at a Band Concert, 1 May 1861, CW, 4:352.