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Saturday, October 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President receives numerous messages over Pacific and Atlantic telegraph opened yesterday, including one from Governor-elect Leland Stanford: "Today California is but a second's distance from the national Capital." New York Tribune, 28 October 1861; Leland Stanford to Abraham Lincoln, 25 October 1861, Record Group 107: Records of the Secretary of War; Entry 34: Telegrams Sent and Received by the War Department Central Telegraph Office, 1861-1882, National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

Visits Navy Yard in evening. New York Times, 28 October 1861.

Later, with John Hay, visits Gen. McClellan's headquarters to converse about "Jacobin Club." Hay, Letters and Diary.

Informs McClellan: "A battery of repeating guns, on wheels, can be seen at the arsenal any hour to-day. Could you, without inconvenience, see them at 3. or 4. o clock—please answer." Abraham Lincoln to George B. McClellan, 26 October 1861, CW, 5:4-5.