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Monday, March 17, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Gen. Fremont, assigned to command new department. N.Y. Tribune, 18 March 1862.

Rumor reaches Lincoln of resolution that may be offered by Congressman John Covode (Pa.) to remove General George B. McClellan from command. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 17 March 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.

"War politicians of the 'Tribune' school have seen the President . . . with a view to displacing McClellan." Boston Advertiser, 19 March 1862.

President welcomes committee bearing resolutions passed by East Baltimore Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 April 1862, 2d ed., 1:2.

In presence of Sec. Stanton , interviews Cornelius Vanderbilt, railroad builder and philanthropist, and accepts yacht offered as gift to government. DNA—RG 59, General Records, Dept. of State, Vanderbilt to Seward, 3 May 1866.