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Tuesday, May 28, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, host a reception for various "civil and military dignitaries." A newspaper reports, "President Lincoln looked in good health and spirits, and welcomed his friends with that genuine expression of pleasure which makes all feel perfectly at ease in his presence. Mrs. Lincoln also looked exceedingly well, and did the honors of the White House with easy grace. . . . Before breaking up, President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln passed among their visitors in the East Room, and entertained a pleasant little company some time after the hours of the levee had closed." The Marine Band provided music for the event, "as usual." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 29 May 1861, 3:1; National Republican (Washington, DC), 29 May 1861, 3:2; New York Herald, 29 May 1861, 1:2; New York Daily Tribune, 29 May 1861, 5:1.