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Wednesday, February 5, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President recognizes Herman Michels as consul for Kingdom of Saxony for California. National Intelligencer, 11 February 1862.

[Irwin deposits $680, payment on notes of N. W. Edwards, in Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 165.]

President receives January salary warrant for $2,083.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Mrs. Lincoln gives White House entertainment, a feature heretofore untried in the social customs of the First Lady. Issues invitations to 600-700 people. "A very respectable if not a brilliant success. The East Room was filled with well dressed guests looking very beautiful and the [midnight] supper was magnificent." Nicolay to Bates, 2 February 1862, 11 February 1862, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

"The supper was, in many respects, the most superb affair of the kind ever seen here." The Marine Band performs. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1-2.