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Sunday, November 10, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln has long interview with Cong. Washburne (Ill.) and hears report on government contracts in Dept. of West. Abraham Lincoln to John A. McClernand, 10 November 1861, CW, 5:20-21.

Holds conference on military matters at Gen. McClellan's headquarters in evening. Journal, 11 November 1861, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Writes social letter to Gen. John A. McClernand: "Some of your forces are without arms, but the same is true here, and at every other place where we have considerable bodies of troops. The plain matter-of-fact is, our good people have rushed to the rescue of the Government, faster than the government can find arms to put in their hands." Abraham Lincoln to John A. McClernand, 10 November 1861, CW, 5:20-21.