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Monday, June 3, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

[Senator Stephen A. Douglas (Ill.) dies at 9:10 A.M. in Chicago at age 48. Death comes several weeks after attack of acute rheumatism followed by complicated illness. Chicago Tribune, 4 June 1861.]

President directs that government offices be closed on day of funeral and that Executive Mansion and departments be draped in mourning 30 days. Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1861.

President Lincoln writes to Commanding General of the U.S. Army Winfield Scott and relays some military intelligence. Lincoln writes, "I have accounts from different sources, tending to some expectation of an attack being made upon our forces across the Potomac to-morrow morning. I think it prudent to say this to you, although it is highly probable you are better informed than I am[.]" Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 3 June 1861, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

G. H. Story continues sketching President. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69.

[From contingent fund for expenses of Executive Office, John G. Nicolay purchases "Map of the Seat of War." DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-060.]