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Friday, May 3, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

To bring army to total of 156,861 and navy to 25,000, President calls for increase of regular army by ten regiments of 22,714 men, for 42,034 volunteers, and for enlistment of 18,000 seamen. Proclamation Calling for 42,034 Volunteers, 3 May 1861, CW, 4:353-54.

Capt. Meigs reports to President on trip to Fort Pickens. Extracts from Meigs Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[President's account is charged $3.00 for "leather back brush," $1.00 for dandruff brush, and 37ยข for curry comb. Lutz Account Book.]