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Wednesday, May 29, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

During morning Postmaster Gen. Blair talks to President about Gen. Butler's "fugitive slave law." Butler, Correspondence, 1:116.

President accepts two additional Illinois regiments, Chicago Zouaves and Hecker Jager German Regiment. N.Y. Times, 30 May 1861.

In afternoon Secretary of State Seward and Lincoln visit several encampments on Virginia side of Potomac. President reviews 14th New York Regiment. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 May 1861, 2:1.

In evening 7th New York Regiment serenades President, who expresses appreciation. Baltimore Sun, 31 May 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 30 May 1861, 2:1; Abraham Lincoln to Seventh Regiment of New York, 30 May 1861, CW, 4:390.

[William H. Carryl and brother, "Importers and Dealers in Curtain Materials and Trimmings of Every Description," Philadelphia, submits bill for $7,500 for purchases made by Mrs. Lincoln to refurnish Executive Mansion. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 140-775 (see 15 June 1861, 17 June 1861).]