-- And The War Came --

Friday April 12, 1861

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Lincoln's Cabinet Meets

Lincoln met with his cabinet during the day. Talbot and Chew, having arrived back in Washington, reported to them about their mission to South Carolina. Talbot returned the sealed dispatch intended for Major Anderson, which he had been unable to deliver.

Bibliography: OR, pp. 251-2; Bates, Diary of Edward Bates, ed. Beale, p. 182.

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