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Tuesday, April 30, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President approves enrolling loyal citizens of St. Louis for maintaining authority of U.S. DNA—WR RG 94, Adjt. Gen. Off., Letters Received, Misc. Branch, XXXVII, pt. 2, 942.

Visits quarters of various regiments stationed near Washington. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 1 May 1861, 3:1; National Republican (Washington, DC), 1 May 1861, 3:2.

Three Potawatomi Indians call on their Great Father. Dennett, Hay Diaries and Letters, 14.

In the afternoon, President Lincoln meets with Rufus King and with Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, a member of the Seventh New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Shaw recalls, "Mr. Lincoln was sitting at a desk perfectly covered with letters & papers of every description." Shaw concludes, "Though you can't judge of a man in a five minute conversation, we were very much pleased with what we did see of him." Russell Duncan, ed., Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992), 90-91.

In evening Carl Schurz, Postmaster General Blair, and G. V. Fox interview Lincoln. Hay, Letters and Diary.