November 6, 1861: John Henry Brown’s Journal

John Henry Brown was a painter of portrait miniatures, living and working in Philadelphia. He had met Lincoln in August of 1860 when he was commissioned to paint Lincoln’s portrait for a supporter, but although Brown liked Lincoln personally, he did not agree with Republican policies.



At Mr Powers picture. Ada is quite sick with the Influenza.

The War news daily , is still as exciting as ever, it is not entirely reliable and therefore I have concluded not to notice it regularly in this journal.


Citation: John Henry Brown, autograph journal/account book. Philadelphia, 1844-1890. AMs 573/14.1

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