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Tuesday, November 26, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President confers with Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas regarding confiscation of her property in southern Illinois. "But it is especially dangerous for my name to be connected with the matter; for nothing would more certainly excite the secessionists to do the worst they can against the children." Memorandum: Advice to Mrs. Stephen A. Douglas, 27 November 1861, CW, 5:32.

Drafts bill for compensated emancipation in Delaware. [Never introduced.] Drafts of a Bill for Compensated Emancipation in Delaware, [26? November 1861], CW, 5:29-31.

Sec. Cameron and Bishop Matthew Simpson of Methodist Church discuss with President possible bias of government toward churches. Simpson to Cameron, 27 November 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Mrs. Lincoln attended by former Cong. Ashmun (Mass.) watches Gen. McClellan's morning review of regular troops on East Capitol Hill. N.Y. Times, 27 November 1861.