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Sunday, March 5, 1865.+-

Washington, DC.

In morning President and Mrs. Lincoln attend religious service at Capitol and hear sermon by Bishop Simpson. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 March 1865, 2d ed., 3:1.

President comments on sun breaking through clouds as he took oath of office yesterday. Brooks, Washington, 74.

Interviews Comptroller of Currency McCulloch and asks him to take post of secretary of treasury. Hugh McCulloch, Men and Measures of Half a Century: Sketches and Comments (New York: Scribner, 1888), 193.

Confers again with Thurlow Weed regarding vacancy in Treasury Dept. Thurlow W. Barnes, ed., Life of Thurlow Weed including his Autobiography and a Memoir, 2 vols. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884), 1:622.

Invites Cong. Colfax (Ind.) to accompany family to Inaugural Ball. Abraham Lincoln to Schuyler Colfax, 5 March 1865, CW, 8:334.