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Sunday, February 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln family breakfasts at hotel. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:5.

Lincoln attends St. John's Episcopal Church, opposite Executive Mansion, with Sen. Seward (N.Y.) and after service spends two hours at Seward's home. Washington National Republican, 25 February 1861.

In afternoon reads newspaper comments on recent speeches. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:6.

Receives many callers including Sen. John J. Crittenden (Ky.) and Cong. Charles Francis Adams (Mass.). Illinois State Journal, 27 February 1861; Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:6.

In evening Vice President John C. Breckinridge calls. Baltimore Sun, 25 February 1861.

Lincoln speaks briefly from hotel window to crowd attending serenade by Marine Band. Stanley P. Kimmel, Mr. Lincoln's Washington (New York: Coward-McCann, 1957), 16.

Seward returns copy of Inaugural Address with written comments. Barton, Life of Lincoln, 2:5.