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Saturday, August 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and General George B. McClellan spend forenoon visiting encampments on the Virginia side of the river. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 24 August 1861, 2:2.

Lincoln writes Gov. Magoffin (Ky.) that organized Union force encamped in state will not be removed. Abraham Lincoln to Beriah Magoffin, 24 August 1861, CW, 4:497.

President recognizes Robert Barth as vice consul of Prussia at St. Louis. National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 August 1861, 2:5.

[Robert Lincoln arrives at White House with instructions for John Hay, assistant secretary to President, to join Mrs. Lincoln in New York. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 26.]

[Tad Lincoln, in Long Branch, NJ, with his mother, is ill, delaying their departure from Long Branch until Monday. National Republican (Washington, DC), 26 August 1861, 1:1.]