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Thursday, September 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln confers with Gen. Scott about Military Dept. of Missouri, Gen. Fremont, and Gen. Hunter. Scott to Lincoln, 5 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Appears on Pennsylvania Ave. in rain, carrying parcel, no umbrella. Russell, Diary.

Approves purchase in Europe of 100,000 muskets and "18,000 sabres" through Herman Boker & Co. Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 5 September 1861, CW, 4:509.

Receives August salary warrant for $2,083.34. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182.

Mrs. Lincoln and family return to Washington. National Republican (Washington, DC), 6 September 1861, 2:1; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 September 1861, 3:1.

[In New York, Mrs. Lincoln purchases books from Daniel Appleton and Co., in amount of $264.00. DNA—RG 217, General Accounting Office, 141-775.]