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Saturday, June 15, 1861.+-

Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.

President accepts offer of ten additional regiments from Governor John A. Andrew (Mass.). Endorsement: John A. Andrew to Hiram Walbridge, 15 June 1861, CW, 4:408.

President attends presentation of linen havelocks to three companies of the Second United States Cavalry at Arlington House, former home of General Robert E. Lee, in Virginia. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 18 June 1861, 3:2.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase and asks him to "issue a Warrant" for $7,500 worth of merchandise that First Lady Mary Lincoln bought "for the purpose of furnishing the President's House, in accordance with the act of Feb. 20. 1861." Mary Lincoln purchased items including "Lace Curtains . . . 1 Rosewood Bedstead . . . 2 Arm Chairs . . . 4 Wall Chairs . . . [and] 1 Rich Rosewood Center Table" from William H. Carryl and Brother, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 15 June 1861, CW, 4:407; Harry E. Pratt and Ernest E. East, Mrs. Lincoln Refurbishes the White House (Harrogate, TN: Lincoln Memorial University, 1945), 12.

[See May 29, 1861, June 17, 1861.]