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Thursday, November 7, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President converses with John Hay about opening of cotton trade. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Recognizes Friedrich Kuhne as consul of Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar for State of New York. National Intelligencer, 11 November 1861.

Receives recommendation for new military district of Kansas, Arkansas, and Indian country with headquarters at Fort Leavenworth under command of Col. James Law, 19th New York Militia. Wade and others to Lincoln, 7 November 1861, Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Buys $8,300 worth of seven-thirty Treasury notes. New-York Daily Tribune, 8 November 1861, 4:6; National Republican (Washington, DC), 8 November 1861, 2:4.

Endorses Secretary of State William H. Seward's note proposing to present two foreign ministers: "All right A.L." Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, [7 November 1861], CW, 5:17.

Entertains Col. Hawkins in evening; serves toast and tea. Bookmen's Holiday, 96.