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Wednesday, August 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Illinois delegation, including Sen. Browning (Ill.) regarding promotion for Gen. David Hunter. Browning returns in afternoon. Browning, Diary.

Instructs Gen. Scott to order Gen. Wool to Fortress Monroe, Va., if Scott thinks he should go there. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 7 August 1861, CW, 4:478.

Desires Scott to decide publication date for Gen. McDowell's report on Battle of Bull Run. Hamilton to Nicolay, 7 August 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Designates W. P. Dole, commissioner of Indian affairs, to present treaty to Delaware Indians for signatures. Designation of William P. Dole to Present Treaty to the Delaware Indians, 7 August 1861, CW, 4:476-77.