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Tuesday, June 11, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln's former pastor, Dr. James A. Smith of Springfield, is visiting at Executive Mansion. Baltimore Sun, 12 June 1861.

Prof. Joseph Henry, secretary of Smithsonian Institution, introduces Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, balloonist, to President. Bruce, Tools of War, 85.

Lincoln visits Navy Yard, receives artillery salute, witnesses gun practice. Baltimore Sun, 13 June 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 June 1861, 2:2.

Reviews Michigan, Ohio, and New York regiments at Executive Mansion with Secretary of State William H. Seward. Accepts six additional regiments from Indiana. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 June 1861, 3:2, 3; National Republican (Washington, DC), 12 June 1861, 3:1; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 11 June 1861, CW, 4:402.

Informs Gen. Meigs that his appointment as quartermaster general will probably be made tomorrow. Extracts from Meigs Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Authorizes Commissioner Dole to select superintendent of Indian affairs in Washington Territory. Anson Dart of Wisconsin, former superintendent of Indian affairs in Oregon, is designated. Adverse reports on Dart cause Lincoln to write Dole "that neither you or I could knowingly be for such a man." Abraham Lincoln to William P. Dole, [c. 11] June 1861, CW, 4:403-4.