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Thursday, March 20, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

President sends for Asst. Sec. Fox. Fox, Diary, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Calls meeting at White House to plan movement of Gen. McClellan's troops. McDowell to McClellan, 20 March 1862, George B. McClellan Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President and Comdr. Dahlgren go to Alexandria, Va., for meeting with McClellan, but miss him. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln, confined to her room since death of Willie, is "somewhat better." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 March 1862, 2d ed., 3:6.

Lincoln writes Gov. Francis H. Peirpoint (Va.), elected at Wheeling Convention, June 11, 1861: "Make haste slowly. Things are improving by time. Draw up your proclamation carefully, and, if you please, let me see it before issuing." Abraham Lincoln to Francis H. Peirpoint, 20 March 1862, CW, 5:166.

Recommends to Congress "that Captain Samuel F. DuPont receive a vote of thanks of Congress for his services and gallantry, displayed in the capture, . . . of various points on the coasts of Georgia and Florida." Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 20 March 1862, CW, 5:166-67.