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Saturday, March 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln withholds admittance of uninvited visitors. Goes for drive in carriage presented by New York friends. Receives two delegations from Virginia. William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 321; Washington National Republican, 4 March 1861.

Deputation headed by Simeon Draper, New York merchant and friend of Sen. Seward (N.Y.), protests appointment of Senator-elect Chase (Ohio) to cabinet. Lincoln proposes alternate slate without Seward's name. Delegation retires nonplussed. Allan Nevins, The Emergence of Lincoln, 2 vols. (New York: Scribner, 1950), 2:455.

Seward writes Lincoln asking leave to withdraw from cabinet appointment. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 3 March 1861, CW, 4:273.

Lincoln promises Vice President-elect Hamlin to appoint two of his friends—Hamlin's first such request. Hamlin to Welles, 30 March 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Dines with General Winfield Scott in evening. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 4 March 1861, 3:1.

[Irwin withdraws $4 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]