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Monday, August 12, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

By proclamation President appoints "last Thursday in September next, as a day of humiliation, prayer and fasting for all the people of the nation." Proclamation of a National Fast Day, 12 August 1861, CW, 4:482-83.

Reappoints William S. Wood, who had charge of special train that brought Lincoln to Washington for his inauguration, commissioner of public buildings, as Senate failed to act on his appointment. N.Y. Tribune, 13 August 1861; Margaret Leech, Reveille in Washington 1860-1865 (New York: Harper, 1941), 285.