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Thursday, September 19, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President interviews James Baker regarding discharge of son under 18 from 2d Michigan Infantry. Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, 19 September 1861, CW, 4:529.

At request of Sec. Seward holds conference with Col. Isaac M. Tucker, 2d New Jersey Regiment Volunteers. Seward to Lincoln, 19 September 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

In long cabinet meeting, Postmaster General Montgomery Blair reports to President about arrest of Colonel Frank Blair in St. Louis for criticizing General John C. Fremont's policy. Blair to Fremont, 20 September 1861, Gist-Blair Family Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Evening Star (Washington, DC), 20 September 1861, 2:2.

Mrs. Lincoln has few friends, including General and Mrs. Samuel P. Heintzelman, at White House for evening party. Journal, Samuel P. Heintzelman Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.