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Monday, July 22, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Scott calls at White House at 2 A.M. and insists that Mrs. Lincoln and boys be sent north out of danger. Mrs. Lincoln refuses to leave. Helm, Mary, 179.

At 3 A.M. President has long talk with Gen. Meigs, just returned from Bull Run, (Manassas.) Extracts from Meigs Diary, 21 July 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Gen. McClellan ordered to Washington, to command troops defending capital. Official Records—Armies 1, II, 753.

Sen. Browning (Ill.) with Lincoln from 5 to 7 P.M. reviewing reports on Battle of Bull Run, (Manassas.) Browning, Diary.

President approves act authorizing employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing laws and protecting public property. Stat. L., XII, 268.

Purchases whip for 50¢ . Lutz Account Book.