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Tuesday, February 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Accompanied by son Robert and John G. Nicolay, private secretary to President-elect, Lincoln takes long walk shortly after sunrise. Interviews two committees representing former Gov. Nathaniel P. Banks (Mass.) and urging his appointment as secretary of war. Sen.-elect Ira Harris (N.Y.) calls on Lincoln in afternoon. Lincoln receives memorials from New York and Boston publishers requesting appointment of Cong. Schuyler Colfax (Ind.) as postmaster general. N.Y. Times, 27 February 1861.

Visits Senate to confer with Republican leaders. N.Y. Tribune, 27 February 1861.

Holds interview for several hours with Gov. Thomas H. Hicks (Md.), Sen. Douglas (Ill.), and others who recommend that he interpose his influence for settlement of pending difficulties. Baltimore Sun, 28 February 1861.

Replies to Sen. Trumbull (Ill.), and Congs. Washburne (Ill.) and Anson Burlingame (Mass.), committee of Congress reporting electoral count. Reply to Committee of Congress Reporting the Electoral Count, 26 February 1861, CW, 4:246.

[Irwin withdraws $98.68 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Mrs. Lincoln receives friends from 3 to 4 P.M. and from 8 to 10 P.M. Washington National Republican, 27 February 1861.