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Friday, September 20, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, Lincoln, Secretary of War Simon Cameron, Secretary of State William Seward, Prince de Joinville, of France, and others observe as Colonel Hiram Berdan's "regiment of Sharp-shooters" demonstrates its "efficiency." A newspaper reports, "The Prince De Joinville and son and nephews are receiving unofficial but hospitable attentions from the President and Secretary of State." During the shooting exhibition, "Two hundred and sixty shots were fired, the target being completely riddled. The President made an excellent shot." New York Times, 21 September 1861, 1:1-2.