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Saturday, November 16, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Gen. Edwin V. Sumner interviews President and Gen. McClellan. N.Y. Tribune, 18 November 1861.

Sen. Sumner (Mass.) and Postmaster Gen. Blair urge Lincoln to surrender Mason and Slidell at once. Monaghan, Diplomat, 170.

President writes Adjt. Gen. Thomas: "Lieut. John Watt who, I believe, has been detailed to do service about the White-House, is not needed for that purpose, and you assign him to his proper place in Regiment." Abraham Lincoln to Lorenzo Thomas, 16 November 1861, CW, 5:25.