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The Lincolns entertain over 300 guests at their home in Springfield

02/05/1857
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

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