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Tuesday, March 25, 1862.+-

Washington, DC.

Vice President Hamlin confers with Lincoln about military appointment for nephew. Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, 25 March 1862, CW, 5:171.

In the afternoon, President Lincoln and some unnamed family members tour the navy yard. A local newspaper reports that as the presidential "carriage proceeded . . . many of the worthy workmen expressed sentiments of high regard for the unostentatious and affable Chief Magistrate who wears so modestly the honors of his exalted station." Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 26 March 1862, 3:4.

Lincoln suspends death sentence for breach of parole passed on Col. Ebenezer Magoffin, brother of former Gov. Magoffin (Ky.). Lee to Lincoln, 26 March 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.