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Tuesday, March 18, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Increased activity of President and military officers denotes immediate action by Army of Potomac. Philadelphia Press, 19 March 1862.

"Wendell Phillips [prominent Massachusetts antislavery leader], by special invitation, has an interview with the President." N.Y. Tribune, 19 March 1862.

Lincoln writes Sec. Stanton: "In going to Fortress-Monroe, Gen. McClellan gets into Gen. Wool's Department. He must not be interfered with by Gen. Wool. Yet I do not wish Gen. Wool's feelings hurt, and I am ready to make him a Major Genl. if it will do any good." Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 18 March 1862, CW, 5:164.