February 22, 1862: 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 Charlotte Kilgours picture.

Washington’s birth day. On account of our recent victories, the day has been one of great rejoicing. Military displays, illuminations, speechifying, fire works &c &c. The Governor & Legislature visited the City. A grand supper at the Continental. Jefferson Davis was this day inaugurated President of the Confederate States for six years.


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

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