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Sunday, September 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Butler, invited by President to cabinet meeting at 10 A.M., describes capture of forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. In afternoon President, John G. Nicolay, and Seward family visit local army camp. Lincoln describes officer: "There's more in that Colonel than you'd think at first. He begins low, but he goes high." Directs driver to return to city via Capitol. NRR—Diary of Frances Seward Ms.; Nicolay to Bates, 2 September 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In evening President and Sec. Seward review 1st and 3d New York Regiments of Excelsior Brigade. N.Y. Times, 2 September 1861.