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Tuesday, May 21, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At Washington, D. C.'s Navy yard, President Lincoln attends the funeral of Colonel Abram S. Vosburgh, of New York's 71st Regiment. Vosburgh died after a brief illness, and a newspaper reports, "He leaves a wife and two children, both boys, one four years and the other eight months old. . . . [Vosburgh] was exceedingly popular with his regiment." After the services, Lincoln and members of the cabinet ride in a procession to the railroad depot, where Vosburgh's remains will be transported back to his home state. Sun (Baltimore, MD), 22 May 1861, 4:1-2; New York Times, 22 May 1861, 1:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 21 May 1861, 3:2; National Republican (Washington, DC), 22 May 1861, 3:1.

Revises instructions of Secretary of State Seward to Charles Francis Adams, minister to England. Revision of William H. Seward to Charles Francis Adams, 21 May 1861, CW, 4:376-80.

[G. S. Humphrey and Co., importers, 524 Broadway, New York, submits bill for $116.50 for carpetings purchased by Mrs. Lincoln. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-263.]