March 26, 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 Mrs. Newbolds picture.  The Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia has been under discussion in the Senate of the United States for some days, thus are we gradually uniting the South against us & dividing our own people of the North.


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

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