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Wednesday, November 13, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Baltimore delegation visits President on behalf of unemployed and destitute laborers in city. Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, 11 vols. & 1 supplemental vol. (New York: Van Nostrand, 1861-68), 3:Diary.

Lincoln, Sec. Seward, and John Hay wait in Gen. McClellan's residence to see him. McClellan arrives home from wedding and retires to bed without speaking to President. Hay, Letters and Diary.

Mrs. Lincoln returns to Washington. N.Y. Times, 14 November 1861.

Private Secretary John G. Nicolay returns to Washington with his health "completely restored." Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 November 1861, 2:2.

Lincoln writes to Secretary of War Simon Cameron introducing Charles S. Todd, of Kentucky. Todd, who is "distantly related" to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, served in diplomatic positions under Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler. Lincoln calls Todd "a gentleman of high standing . . . He will present strong recommendations from Kentuckians; and I hope you will, if possible, find some employment for him, in which he can help in our present troubles." John J. Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, 6 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, 13 November 1861, CW, 5:22-23.