President Lincoln gives South Carolina notice that he intends to resupply Fort Sumter
Captain Theodore Talbot, USA, and Robert S. Chew of the State Department met in Charleston with Governor Pickens of South Carolina and General Beauregard late in the evening to deliver President Lincoln's message that he intended federal ships to provision Fort Sumter. Talbot requested that he join Anderson's command or, failing that, meet with him. Both requests were refused and Talbot returned with Chew to Washington that night. (By John Osborne)
War Department, et al.,The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1880), I: 251-252.