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Friday, September 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with William P. Thomasson, former congressman from Kentucky, regarding patronage. Note by Lincoln, 13 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Receives telegram addressed to Joshua F. Speed of Kentucky, early Illinois friend of Lincoln, by three citizens of Louisville: "There is not a day to lose in disavowing emancipation or Kentucky is gone over the mill dam." Telegram, 13 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Secretary of War Simon Cameron meet with Prince Salm Salm, an officer in the Prussian Royal Guards, who offers his services to the government of the United States. National Republican (Washington, DC), 14 September 1861, 3:2.

Confers with General Winfield Scott about General John C. Fremont's situation. Committee on Conduct of War, Report (1863), 3:151.

Approves payment of bill for dining service purchased by Mrs. Lincoln [See September 2, 1861]. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-451.