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Friday, October 11, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln sends John G. Nicolay to St. Louis to study conditions in Dept. of West. Nicolay to Bates, 15 October 1861, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Nicolay leaves for two weeks' stay in Illinois because of ill health. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 11 October 1861), 2:2; National Intelligencer, 14 October 1861.

President assures Viceroy of Egypt that protecting American missionary against "cruel persecution" is proof of friendship for U.S. Abraham Lincoln to Pacha Mohammed Said, 11 October 1861, CW, 4:552.