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Saturday, June 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

George Henry Story, painter, sketches President at work three successive mornings. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69; LL, No. 793.

Lincoln family reserves pew in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which Dr. Phineas D. Gurley is pastor. Baltimore Sun, 6 June 1861; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 5 June 1861, 3:2.

Members of 2d Maryland Regiment elect Capt. John C. McConnell their colonel and send delegation to President to procure colonel's commission for him. Baltimore Sun, 3 June 1861.

From balcony of White House President and family hear afternoon music by Marine band. Brisk firing (musket practice) on Virginia side of Potomac interrupts program. Nicolay to Bates, 2 June 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; N.Y. Times, 2 June 1861.