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Thursday, May 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President attends wedding of Lt. Lorenzo Thomas Jr., son of Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, and Miss M. G. Bradley, at 9 A.M. at Trinity Church, 3d and C Sts. NW. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 May 1861, 3:1.

Witnesses dress parade of 7th New York Regiment with Secretary of State Seward and reviews troops. N.Y. Tribune, 17 May 1861.

General Butler arrives by special train and spends evening in consultation with Lincoln, General Scott, Postmaster General Blair, and Secretary of War Cameron. Group of Alexandria citizens visits President and assures him town would vote one thousand majority against secession. N.Y. Times, 17 May 1861; Blair to Cameron, 17 May 1861, Simon Cameron Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Empire City Regiment band serenades Mrs. Lincoln at Metropolitan Hotel in New York. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 1861; National Republican (Washington, DC), 18 May 1861, 3:2.

Mrs. Lincoln orders dinner service for White House and purchases mantel ornaments for Blue and Green Rooms. New York Times, 16 May 1861; National Republican (Washington, DC), 18 May 1861, 3:3.]