Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, Monday March 4, 1861

Quincy, [Illinois]. Bright, beautiful morning — Lincoln is to be inaugurated President to day, and we all feel great solicitude to hear that it has been safely and peacefully done. Court commences to day at Carthage and I am busy getting ready to go up tomorrow — Cloudy, cool afternoon *Got the inaugural at night by telegraph

SOURCE: Theodore Calvin Pease & James G. Randall, Editors, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volume XX: Lincoln Series, Volume II, The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, Volume 1, p. 458

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