November 27, 1863: 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.




Having become heartily sick of the War we are now engaged in, I have not for some time noticed the thick crowding events as they occur. I will simply say here, that the abolition of slavery is now boldly declared to be the purpose of the War & that it shall not cease until that is accomplished.


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

One Response to “November 27, 1863: John Henry Brown’s Journal”

  1. alfonso says:


    tnx for info!!…

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