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Monday, March 11, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet meets at 11 A.M. and decides to withdraw troops from Fort Sumter, S.C. N.Y. Times, 13 March 1861.

Lincoln sends nominations to Senate: John Z. Goodrich, collector for port of Boston; George W. McLellan, second assistant postmaster general; Archibald Williams, district judge for Kansas; William P. Dole, commissioner of Indian affairs. Baltimore Sun, 12 March 1861.

Invites Col. Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn., for whom he once chopped wood, to White House. Baltimore Sun, 18 March 1861.

Mrs. Lincoln and friends visit Washington Navy Yard, Eastern Branch, Potomac River. Baltimore Sun, 13 March 1861.