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Monday, June 24, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Commodore Stringham assigned to Norfolk to prepare expedition to coast of North Carolina. Baltimore Sun, 25 June 1861.

With party of five generals and three cabinet members observes demonstration of "Coffee Mill" gun at Arsenal, Greenleaf's Point and 4½ St. SW. Bruce, Tools of War, 119.

Reviews 37th New York Regiment at White House. Baltimore Sun, 25 June 1861.

President Lincoln writes to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase regarding a job promotion for William W. Danenhower. Lincoln writes, "The accompanying papers show, as I know to be true, that W. W. Danenhower is most worthy of our consideration. He now has a small clerkship, upon which, with his family, he can not live. He now wishes some place with better pay, leaving the place he now has to some man without a family, or with a smaller one. I sincerely join him in this wish." Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 24 June 1861, RG 56, Entry 210: Part II, Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D. C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives, College Park, MD.

Calls cabinet meeting for 12 M. Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, 24 June 1861, CW, 4:416.

At 2 P.M. President, Secretary of War Simon Cameron, and Chief of Ordnance Colonel James W. Ripley watch experiments with rifled cannon at Arensal. Ordnance Office Notice, 24 June 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Bruce, Tools of War, 148; National Republican (Washington, DC), 25 June 1861, 3:4; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 June 1861, 3:2.

L. Molina presents letters again accrediting him as minister from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 June 1861, 2:3; New York Times, 25 June 1861.

In evening 1st and 2d Rhode Island Regiments pass in review at Executive Mansion before President and cabinet. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 25 June 1861, 3:2.