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Saturday, June 8, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews former Cong. Emerson Etheridge (Tenn.) who will direct distribution of arms sent to Cairo, Ill. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 8 June 1861, CW, 4:395-96.

Approves U.S. Sanitary Commission authorized by secretary of war, consisting of Rev. Dr. Henry W. Bellows, Unitarian pastor, president, Profs. Alexander D. Bache, Wolcott Gibbs, Jeffries Wyman, Drs. William H. Van Buren, Samuel G. Howe, Robert C. Wood, Col. George W. Cullum, and Maj. Alexander E. Shiras. Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 11 vols. & 1 supplemental vol. (New York: Van Nostrand, 1861-68), 1:Diary.

President and party review Garibaldi Guard at Camp Grinnell, DC, on eastern branch of Potomac. N.Y. Tribune, 9 June 1861.