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Monday, December 30, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

President names New York commission to assist volunteers in sending home their pay. N.Y. Tribune, 30 December 1861.

Disregards Presidential etiquette and joins party in progress when he makes call on Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Pierce, Sumner Memoir and Letters, 4:60.

In evening attends dinner in honor of Governor Andrew Curtin (Pa.) at home of Secretary of War Simon Cameron. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 31 December 1861, 2d ed., 2:1.

Borrows from Library of Congress "U.S. Constitution 1783" and "U.S. Constitution 1856." Borrowers' Ledger 1861-63, 114, Archives of the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

[Irwin withdraws $9 from Springfield Marine Bank for payment of interest on scholarship, Illinois State University. Pratt, Personal Finances, 177.]

President transmits to Congress correspondence between secretary of state and authorities of Great Britain and France regarding Trent affair. Abraham Lincoln to the Senate and House of Representatives, 30 December 1861, CW, 5:82-83.