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Tuesday, July 9, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

"Capt. Butterfield wishing me to go with him to the President's—Went." Browning, Diary.

President and Postmaster Gen. Blair visit Gen. McClellan's quarters. Russell, Diary.

President deposits June salary check for $2,083.33 in Riggs Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

In the evening, President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, host a White House reception. A newspaper reports, "The military display was very brilliant, and the ladies never made a finer appearance. Mrs. Lincoln attracted universal attention by her graceful bearing and high social qualities. Vice President [Hannibal] Hamlin and Speaker [of the House Galusha A.] Grow were among the guests. Generals and colonels were as thick as blackberries." New York Herald, 11 July 1861, 1:1; Sun (Baltimore, MD), 11 July 1861, 4:5; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 10 July 1861, 2:1.