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Sunday, June 2, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

At 6 p.m., at Washington D. C.'s Navy yard, President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward board the Freeborn. The day before, the Freeborn received fire from enemy guns. A newspaper reports, "The President shook the hands of the gunners with great cordiality, and complimented them for their bravery. The enemy's rifled cannon shot were handed him for examination at his request. . . . One [man] of the Seventy-first [Regiment], through his eagerness to watch the movements of the President from the pier, fell over-board, but being an excellent swimmer, soon reached terra firma." New York Daily Tribune, 3 June 1861, 5:3.

G. H. Story continues sketching President. Rufus R. Wilson, Lincoln in Portraiture (New York: Press of the Pioneer, 1935), 167-69.