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Wednesday, August 14, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln writes Gen. Scott: "I have only a slight acquaintance with Mr. Villard, as a gentlemanly newspaper correspondent; and as such I commend him to others." Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 14 August 1861, CW, 4:484.

Visits Navy Yard. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 16 August 1861, 2:3.

Decides to send assistance to Union men in Kentucky and Tennessee. Selects Gen. Anderson to lead three brigades. Consults again with Senator Andrew Johnson (Tenn.) and Congressman Maynard (Tenn.). Sherman to Sherman, 19 August 1861, William T. Sherman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

During interview with President and cabinet, William S. Rowland of New York offers two additional regiments of sharpshooters to government. N.Y. Tribune, 16 August 1861.

[Mrs. Lincoln instructs White House gardener to send flowers to Anderson. Anderson to wife, 13 August 1861, Robert Anderson Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Accompanied by Robert, Elizabeth Todd Grimsley and John Hay, assistant secretary to President, Mrs. Lincoln leaves for Long Branch, N.J. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 August 1861, 2:1.

William O. Stoddard is acting secretary to President in absence of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 August 1861, 2:1.

Another "whip crack" @ 25ยข is charged to Lincoln's harness account. Lutz Account Book.]