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Sunday, July 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Robert L. Wilson (one of "long nine" in Illinois Legislature with Lincoln) visits President and declines captaincy, but receives appointment as paymaster. Rufus R. Wilson, ed., Intimate Memories of Lincoln (Elmira, NY: Primavera Press, 1942), 26.

Marshal Lamon reports to President on conditions at Gen. Patterson's headquarters. N.Y. Times, 8 July 1861.

Lincoln and Sec. Seward spend two hours at Navy Yard. Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Former Lt. Gov. Koerner (Ill.) and friends from Illinois spend three hours with Lincoln in evening: "I learned a great many things; for Lincoln is naively open-hearted." T. J. McCormack, ed., Memoirs of Gustave Koerner, 1809-1896, 2 vols. (Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1909), 2:153-54.