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Saturday, April 27, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President authorizes suspension of writ of habeas corpus along line of troop movements between Philadelphia and Washington. National Intelligencer, 17 July 1861; Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 27 April 1861, CW, 4:347.

Extends blockade to ports of North Carolina and Virginia. Baltimore Sun, 30 April 1861; Proclamation of Blockade, 27 April 1861, CW, 4:346-47.

Seventh New York Regiment band serenades presidential family and friends on south lawn of Executive Mansion. National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 April 1861, 3:2; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 April 1861, 3:1.

Lincoln talks of war with Carl Schurz, whom he appoints minister to Spain. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Lincoln, Sec. Cameron, and Gen. Scott are in War Dept., in Chief Clerk John P. Sanderson's room, when David H. Bates reports there to serve in telegraph office. Bates, Telegraph Office, 25-26.