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Monday, July 8, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Browning (Ill.), with Paymaster Gen. Benjamin F. Larned, calls on President in morning, and is alone with him from 3 to 5:30 P.M. Browning, Diary.

Lincoln receives letter dated July 6, 1861 from Jefferson Davis, President, Confederate States of America, Richmond, concerning capture of Confederate ship "Savannah" and treatment of crew. National Intelligencer, 1 August 1861.

Calls cabinet meeting immediately. N.Y. Times, 9 July 1861.

Interviews W. G. Terrell of Kentucky regarding wisdom of enlisting troops in state. Terrell to Anderson, 9 July 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Rhode Island band, in presence of Governor William Sprague, Colonel Ambrose E. Burnside, and Colonel Henry W. Slocum, serenades President. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 July 1861, 3:3.

President urges Secretary of War Simon Cameron to furnish Adjutant General James S. Wheat, "if possible with what arms, equipage &c. &c. he needs" for defense of western Virginia. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 8 July 1861, CW, 4:443.