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Thursday, March 6, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President invites Senator Charles Sumner (Mass.) to White House shortly after breakfast to discuss compensated emancipation. Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:64.

Recommends to Congress gradual, compensated emancipation. Message to Congress, 6 March 1862, CW, 5:144-46.

Attends funeral service for General Frederick W. Lander at residence of Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 March 1862, 3:6.

Approves act requiring that oath of allegiance be administered to masters of American vessels clearing for foreign or other ports during present rebellion. Stat. L., XII, 354.