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Friday, August 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President issues proclamation forbidding intercourse with states in insurrection against government of U.S. Proclamation Forbidding Intercourse with Rebel States, 16 August 1861, CW, 4:487-88.

Interviews William A. Darling of New York about West Point cadetship for Clarence Darling, his son "not 16 till Oct. 1862." Memorandum, 16 August 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Memorandum: Appointment of Clarence Darling, 16 August 1861, CW, 4:486.