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Saturday, May 4, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Committee of Maryland Legislature waits upon President during morning to protest military occupation of state. He informs committee that public interest and not any spirit of revenge will actuate his measures. Baltimore Sun, 6 May 1861; Reply to Committee from Maryland Legislature, 4 May 1861, CW, 4:356.

Gen. Benjamin F. Butler interviews President by invitation, to discuss military situation at Baltimore and Gosport Navy Yard, Va. Butler, Correspondence, 1:64.