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Thursday, March 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln rides horseback before breakfast to Soldiers' Home. N.Y. Times, 8 March 1861.

Holds conference with several members of cabinet on supplying Fort Sumter, S.C. No decisions. Welles, Diary; Randall, Lincoln, 1:319.

Diplomatic corps, in national dress, pays official visit. Cabinet members and Mrs. Lincoln present. Lincoln replies to speech by Commander J. C. de Figaniere é Moraô minister from Portugal. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 8 March 1861, 3:2; Baltimore Sun, 8 March 1861; Reply to Diplomatic Corps, 7 March 1861, CW, 4:277.

President discusses selection of marshal for District of Columbia with Sec. Simon Cameron. Interviews Lucius H. Chandler, Virginia politician, on Union sentiment in state. N.Y. Times, 8 March 1861.

Writes note of recommendation for William Johnson, "a colored boy" who has been "with me about twelve months." Abraham Lincoln to Whom It May Concern, 7 March 1861, CW, 4:277.