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Wednesday, April 17, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Company of Marylanders calls upon President and urges reinforcement of Fort McHenry, Md. N.Y. Times, 18 April 1861.

Lincoln confers with Gen. Scott on matters pertaining to Harper's Ferry, Va., Gosport Navy Yard, Va., and defense of Washington. Scott's Daily Report No. 15, 17 April 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews George T. Whittington of Alexandria, Va., and recommends that Sec. Seward send him to Richmond to "make observations for us." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 17 April 1861, CW, 8:416-17.