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Tuesday, September 10, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Meets with a delegation of citizens of Philadelphia, introduced by Secretary of War Simon Cameron, who express commitment to war. National Republican (Washington, DC), 11 September 1861, 2:3.

Lincoln authorizes Gen. Butler "to raise, organize, arm, uniform and equip a Volunteer force for the War, in the New England States." Draft of Order Authorizing Benjamin F. Butler to Raise a Volunteer Force, 10 September 1861, CW, 4:515.

Meets with navy board at 11 A.M. to hear plans of C. S. Bushnell for building ironclad vessels. West, Welles, 151.

Interviews delegation of prominent Kentuckians. New York Herald, 12 September 1861.

Attends presentation of colors to Pennsylvania troops by Governor Andrew Curtin (Pa.) at Tennallytown, north of Georgetown and near Maryland line, followed by public review of Gen. George A. McCall's division. Later, with Secretary of War Simon Cameron, General George B. McClellan, and Curtin, tours fortifications on Virginia side of Potomac and returns at 7 P.M. National Republican (Washington, DC), 11 September 1861, 1:2, 2:3; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 September 1861, 3:1.

When Mrs. John C. Fremont, who brings letter and verbal communications from her husband,demands immediate interview, Lincoln responds: "Now, at once [midnight]." Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. John C. Fremont, 10 September [1861], CW, 4:515.