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Friday, May 31, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President limits interviews to matters of urgent importance. N.Y. Tribune, 1 June 1861.

Confers with W. P. Dole, commissioner of Indian affairs. Lincoln to Dole, 31 May 1861, in possession of Mrs. J. H. Boiarsky, Toledo, Ohio.

[Robert Lincoln, John Hay, assistant secretary to President, and John G. Nicolay, private secretary to President, obtain passes to cross Long Bridge and visit Arlington House, former home of General Robert E. Lee (CSA), in Arlington, Virginia. Nicolay to Bates, 31 May 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.]