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Saturday, September 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews Philip L. Fox, F. N. Buck, and Martin Thomas of Philadelphia regarding purchase and resale of arms to government. Memorandum: Interview with Philip L. Fox, 7 September 1861, CW, 4:512-13.

Interviews Arthur Rich about consulate at Shanghai. Rich to Lincoln, 10 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Russian minister, Baron Edouard de Stoeckl, has audience with President and reads friendly letter from Emperor. Lincoln describes message as "the most loyal manifestation of friendship" shown by any European government. National Intelligencer, 9 September 1861; Albert A. Woldman, Lincoln and the Russians (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1952), 129.