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Sunday, June 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward visit New York regiments' camps, located north of Washington. A newspaper reports, "The President shook hands with each member of the Cayuga Regiment. I have seen nearly all of our great men . . . go through the 'pump-handle movement,' but there certainly never was a man who could do it with the celerity and abandon of President Lincoln. He goes it with both hands, and hand over hand, very much as a sailor would climb a rope. What is to the satisfaction of all is, that he gives a good honest, hearty shake, as if he meant it." New York Times, 18 June 1861, 8:1; Henry Hall and James Hall, Cayuga in the Field (Syracuse, NY: Truair, Smith, & Company, 1873), 38-39.