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Wednesday, March 6, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

Lincoln welcomes delegations from California, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Ohio, and Vermont. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 6 March 1861, 3:4; 7 March 1861, 3:1; National Intelligencer, 6 March 1861; Reply to Minnesota Delegation, 6 March 1861, CW, 4:276.

Confers with Cong. Martin F. Conway (Kans.) about patronage. Conway to Lincoln, 12 March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Interviews Cong. Colfax (Ind.) relative to his appointment. Colfax to Lincoln, 6 March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Sec. Gideon Welles accompanied by Edward S. Cleveland, postmaster, Hartford, Conn., calls on President to review conditions in Navy Dept. Cleveland to Welles, 6 March 1861, Gideon Welles Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

President nominates N. B. Judd minister to Berlin. Baltimore Sun, 7 March 1861.

Explains to Sec. Salmon P. Chase, who learns of cabinet nomination through action of Senate, that it would be embarrassing to him if Chase did not accept. Chase resigns seat in Senate and accepts. Jacob W. Schuckers, The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase (New York: Appleton, 1874), 207.

Lincoln holds first cabinet meeting; "introductory," "uninteresting." Bates, Diary.

Delegations from Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island interview President. N.Y. Times, 7 March 1861.

[Irwin withdraws $2.65 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]

Mrs. Lincoln drives out to Soldiers' Home, Upshur St. and Rock Creek Rd., NW. N.Y. Times, 7 March 1861.