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Sunday, December 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln studies plans prepared by Cyrus W. Field, promoter of Atlantic cable, for laying submarine cables to link Washington with principal forts as far south as Key West, Fla. Field to Lincoln, 14 December 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) and Coleman C. Sympson, Senate clerk, call on President at 5 P.M. Browning remains for tea. Browning, Diary.

Sec. Seward arrives at White House, while Lincoln and friends are having tea, alarmed over news that Great Britain considers capture of Mason and Slidell violation of international law. Monaghan, Diplomat, 186-87.