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Thursday, September 12, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln, on his way to State Dept., walks through White House garden during band concert "quite unnoticed by the crowd." Russell, Diary.

Writes Mrs. Fremont: "It is not exactly correct . . . to say that I sent Post-Master-General Blair to St. Louis to examine into that Department, and report. . . . No impression has been made on my mind against the honor or integrity of Gen. Fremont." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. John C. Fremont, 12 September 1861, CW, 4:519-20.

Meets with Charles H. Foster, ostensible Congressman-elect from North Carolina, who offers brigade of Union soldiers from that state. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 September 1861, 2:2; New York Herald, 12 September 1861, 5:2.

Sends Joseph Holt of Kentucky, member of former President Buchanan's cabinet, copy of letter written to Fremont regarding latter's proclamation of August 30, 1861. Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Holt, 12 September 1861, CW, 4:520.