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Saturday, February 22, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President does not attend Washington's Birthday celebration at Capitol. Philadelphia News, 24 February 1862.

Tad Lincoln is sick. Browning, Diary.

At the request of the Cabinet and by Joint Resolution of Congress, public buildings are not illuminated this night from condolence for death of President's son. DNA—RG 42, Commissioner of Public Buildings, Letters Received; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 22 February 1862, 2d ed., 3:5.

Charles Edwards Lester calls in evening with Dr. Charles D. Brown, who embalmed Willie's body by new process. Lincoln looks in Green Room where body lies in state. Charles E. Lester, The Light and Dark of the Rebellion (Philadelphia, PA: n.p., 1863), 142-44; Charles E. Lester, Our First Hundred Years, 2 vols. (New York: n.p., 1875), 379n.