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Monday, May 12, 1862.+-

En route and Washington, DC.

President arrives on U.S.S. Baltimore from Fortress Monroe, Va., and Norfolk, in the morning. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 12 May 1862, 2d ed., 2:1; National Republican (Washington, DC), 13 May 1862, 2:1-2.

Raises blockade proclaimed April 19, 1861, on Southern ports of Beaufort, S.C., Port Royal, S.C., and New Orleans as of June 1, 1862 pursuant to treasury regulations except for contraband of war. Proclamation Raising the Blockade of Certain Ports, 12 May 1862, CW, 5:210-11.

In conversation with Gen. Carl Schurz, Lincoln predicts that he will be left without support at next congressional election by Republicans and Democrats, by former because he is not radical enough and by latter because he is too radical. Schurz to Lincoln, 19 May 1862, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.