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Saturday, July 6, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President consults with secretary of interior, commissioner of Indian affairs, and commissioner of general land office on appointments. Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, 6 July 1861, CW, 4:442.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) at White House in morning interviews Lincoln and meets Secs. Seward and Smith for first time. Browning, Diary.

President, with Col. William Sprague, governor of Rhode Island, and military engineers, views exhibit by 2d Rhode Island Regiment of James's rifled cannon on the grounds of the Washington Monument. New York Times, 7 July 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 July 1861, 1:1.

Accompanies Mrs. Lincoln to concert by Meda Blanchard at Willard's Hotel. National Republican (Washington, DC), 8 July 1861, 3:5; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 July 1861, 3:3.

"Colonel Blenker's German Rifles, Eighth N.Y. Volunteers, and a company of singers of the same regiment" serenade President. N.Y. Tribune, 8 July 1861.

[John Alexander, upholsterer, Penn. Ave. between 12th and 13th Sts., who sold blue and white duck tent used for review of July 3, 1861, charges $5.00 for setting up and taking down tent on this date, indicating probability of review at White House. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-505.]