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Wednesday, May 8, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In afternoon Lincoln goes for drive in open carriage with Sec. Seward and receives greetings of respect everywhere. N.Y. Tribune, 9 May 1861.

Attends flag-raising ceremony of 69th New York Regiment on Georgetown Heights. N.Y. Times, 9 May 1861.

Deposits April salary check for $2,083.33 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Writes Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles to ignore criticism of appointment of Gustavus V. Fox as chief clerk of navy dept., adding: "He is a live man, whose services we cannot well dispense with." Abraham Lincoln to Gideon Welles, 8 May 1861, CW, 4:363.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase regarding a patronage matter. Prominent New York Republicans Horace Greeley and Thurlow Weed seek a Treasury Department position for Christopher Adams. Ammi Young presently holds the position. Lincoln asks for Chase's opinion, and adds, "Adams is magnificently recommended; but the great point in his favor is that . . . Weed and . . . Greeley join in recommending him. I suppose the like never happened before, and never will again; so that it is now or never. What say you?" Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 8 May 1861, CW, 4:361-362.