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Tuesday, November 5, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Cabinet votes to acquire two steam fire engines for Washington. N.Y. Tribune, 6 November 1861.

Gen. Halleck arrives in Washington and goes to White House with Gen. McClellan to meet President and cabinet. N.Y. Times, 6 November 1861.

President interviews Massachusetts delegation consisting of James Lawrence, Dr. Ira Russell, Army surgeon, and Dwight Foster, attorney general of Massachusetts, regarding promotion of Col. Charles Devens. Memorandum: Appointment of Charles Devens, 5 November 1861, CW, 5:15.

Receives October salary warrant for $2,083.33. [Irwin withdraws $12.50 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 182, 176.]