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Monday, August 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Sens. Lane (Kans.) and Browning (Ill.) about Delaware Indian treaty. Browning, Diary.

Answers Senate resolution regarding appointment of Lane to brigadier general. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate, 5 August 1861, CW, 4:473-74.

Consults with Gen. Butler on military and slavery topics. Butler, Correspondence, 1:206.

Approves congressional resolution to observe a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer. Stat. L., XII, 328.

Approves act levying income tax of 3 per cent on income exceeding $800 per year, and other taxes. Stat. L., XII, 292.

Receives July salary warrant for $2,083.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

[Mrs. Lincoln borrows "Oeuvres de Victor Hugo, vol. 9" from Library of Congress. Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. (Oeuvres de Victor Hugo, Paris, 1846.)]