Tuesday April 2, 1861
General Beauregard was ordered to "remit in no degree" his efforts to prevent the reinforcement of Fort Sumter. He was informed that the Confederate government placed no reliance on any assurances by the Lincoln administration that the fort would be abandoned. Indeed, because of the delays and vacillations of Washington in withdrawing from Sumter, Beauregard was directed to cease extending courtesies to Anderson, such as permitting him to procure supplies from the city.
Bibliography: OR, p. 285.