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Tuesday, March 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President replies to Senate resolution of 25th "that at the present moment the publication of it [Fort Sumter dispatches of Maj. Anderson] would be inexpedient." Abraham Lincoln to the United States Senate, 26 March 1861, CW, 4:299.

Cabinet in session nearly whole morning. Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1861.

At night Lincoln meets with Secs. Seward and Welles, and Sens. Harris (N.Y.) and Preston King (N.Y.) at state dept. to discuss appointments. Frederic Bancroft, The Life of William H. Seward, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1900), 2:356.