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Friday, February 21, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets at 11 A.M. in State Dept.; President does not attend. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 February 1862, 2d ed., 3:5; Bates, Diary.

Secretary of State William H. Seward confers with President about England's disapproval of U.S. proposals in Mason-Slidell case. Monaghan, Diplomat, 220.

Lincoln confers with Gen. Butler about New Orleans expedition. Benjamin F. Butler, Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences . . . Butler's Book (Boston: A. M. Thayer, 1892), 334-35.

President's recommendations for industrial exhibition in London fail to obtain congressional approval. N.Y. Tribune, 22 February 1862.

Congress meets and adjourns after reading "Journal" because of death in President's family. Cabinet requests Congress to cancel illumination of public buildings on Washington's birthday out of respect for President's family. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 February 1862, 2d ed., 3:5.

Cabinet members and wives call on President and Mrs. Lincoln. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 February 1862, 2d ed., 3:1.