RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44954715 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=1354482 T1 Inside Lincoln's White House the complete Civil War diary of John Hay A1 Hay, John,, Burlingame, Michael,, Ettlinger, John R. T., PB Southern Illinois University Press PP Carbondale YR 1999 SN 0585106584 9780585106588 AB On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that ""some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world.""The women feared that the Virginian planned either to assassinate or to capture the president. Calling this a ""harrowing communication, "" Hay continued his entry: ""They went away and I went to the bedside of the Chief couché.