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Wednesday, February 26, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President, by military order pursuant to act of Congress, takes over all telegraph lines. National Intelligencer, 26 February 1862.

Interviews Gen. McClellan, about to start for Harper's Ferry, Va. McClellan to War Dept., undated, 8981, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Submits to Congress correspondence with "the Major King of Siam," and asks proper place for deposit of gifts received. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 26 February 1862, CW, 5:137.

Tad Lincoln no longer on critical list. Mrs. Lincoln improving but still confined to her room. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 26 February 1862, 2d ed., 2:1.