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Friday, April 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet in session all forenoon; regular meetings Tuesdays and Fridays at noon. Baltimore Sun, 6 April 1861.

Comdr. Dahlgren at White House again today, finds Lincoln "ill at ease, and not self possessed." Extracts from Dahlgren Diary, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Welles reads to President confidential letter to Capt. Samuel Mercer (USN), commanding USS Powhatan, that he is to command naval force in supplying Fort Sumter, S.C. Welles, Diary.

White House levee cancelled because of public business. N.Y. Herald, 6 April 1861.

President receives first (March) salary warrant for $2,083.33 and opens account by depositing it with Riggs & Co., Washington, DC. Pratt, Personal Finances, 124, 182.

Requests Sec. Chase to pay presidential salary on 5th of each month. Lincoln to Chase, 5 April 1861. In possession of Philip D. and Elsie Sang, Chicago, Ill.

Visits Brady's gallery. Washington Evening Star, 6 April 1861.