The Lincolns entertain over 300 guests at their home in Springfield

Abraham and Mary Lincoln host over 300 guests at their home on Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield at what friend Orville H. Browning describes in his diary as a "large and pleasant party." The size of the gathering illustrates Lincoln's social and political ambitions as a top attorney and leader of the new Republican Party of Illinois. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation
"The Lincoln Log," February 5, 1857, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/view/1857/2/5
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Legal/Political
Relevance
Personal
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