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Wednesday, May 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

During morning select men from Union Defense Committee interview Lincoln to arrange for reception of New York regiments. N.Y. Times, 16 May 1861.

About 5:30 P.M. President reviews 4,000 troops from New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania regiments. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 May 1861, 3:2.

Gen. Butler confers with President and gets commission as major general. Butler, Correspondence, 1:64.

[Mrs. Lincoln purchases an open barouche carriage in New York for $900. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 May 1861, 3:3; National Republican (Washington, DC), 20 May 1861, 3:1.]