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Saturday, July 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President discusses with Sens. Solomon Foot (Vt.) and Sumner (Mass.) activities of James E. Harvey, minister to Portugal. Requests Foot and Sumner to report to Senate and return for further discussion. Sec. Seward and Sen. Browning (Ill.) interview Lincoln on same subject. Memorandum, 13 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Simeon Draper dines with President. N.Y. Tribune, 14 July 1861.

President approves act further providing for collection of import duties, and for other purposes. Statutes at Large, XII, 255 [cited as Stat. L]; N.Y. Times, 16 July 1861.

[Statement of John Alexander (see July 6, 1861) indicates probability of review at White House on this date. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 142-505.]