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Sunday, December 1, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Sen. Sumner (Mass.) consults again with President on "Trent" affair. Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:52.

Lincoln explains his ideas of compensated emancipation in talk with Sen. Browning (Ill.). Browning, Diary.

Completes work on first Annual Message to Congress. N.Y. Times, 2 December 1861.

Sends memorandum on movement of Army of Potomac to Gen. McClellan. Memorandum to George B. McClellan on Potomac Campaign, [c. 1 December 1861], CW, 5:34-35.