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Thursday, July 18, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

"Met the President crossing Pennsylvania Avenue, striding like a crane in a bulrush swamp . . . evidently in a hurry, on his way to the White House," President writes Sec. Chase for help in patronage to avoid "a difficulty, or rupture" with Sen. King (N.Y.) and Cong. Galusha A. Grow (Pa.). Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, 18 July 1861, CW, 4:452.