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Monday, May 6, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase and introduces James Gordon Bennett, Jr., whose father, Bennett, Sr., publishes the New York Herald newspaper. Lincoln encourages Chase to meet with Bennett, who offers "a fine yacht of 160 tons burthen . . . [and] some other vessels of the same class" that may be of use in the government's war effort. The revenue cutter service branch of the Treasury Department employs ships to pursue vessels delivering war-related supplies to the South. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 6 May 1861, CW, 4:357.

Writes Vice President Hamlin to report troop movements in New York. Abraham Lincoln to Hannibal Hamlin, 6 May 1861, CW, 4:357-58.

Informs commissioners of Maryland Legislature that any military use or occupation of state must necessarily be contingent upon nature of situation. Abraham Lincoln to Otho Scott, Robert M. McLane, and William J. Ross, 6 May 1861, CW, 4:358.

Appoints James W. Webb minister to Brazil. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 6 May 1861, CW, 4:358-59.

Receives April salary warrant for $2,083.33. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.