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heart believe that the South designed the overthrow of the Government. This is the extent of my conversation about the cabinet. Thurlow Weed, the veteran in journalism and politics, came out from New York and spent several days with Lincoln. He was not only the representative of Senator Seward, but rendered the President-elect signal service in the formation of his cabinet. In his autobiography Mr. Weed relates numerous incidents of this visit. He was one day opposing the claims of Montgomery Blair who aspired to a cabinet appointment, when Mr. Lincoln inquired of Weed whom he would recommend. Henry winter Davis, was the response. David Davis, I see, has been posting you up on this question, retorted Lincoln. He has Davis on the brain. I think Maryland must be a good State to move from. The President then told a story of a witness in court in a neighboring county, who on being asked his age replied, Sixty. Being satisfied he was much older the question was repeated, and on