Another Tuesday Evening Reception at the White House

January 28, 1862

In the evening, the Lincolns held their regular Tuesday reception at the White House. “Mr. Lincoln took his position in the Blue Room, and shook hands with those who passed him for two hours, wrote the New York Herald. “At the expiration of this time he took the arm of Mrs. Senator [Zachariah] Chandler, and proceeded to the great East Room, and promenaded but a short time, and then withdrew from the scene. Mrs. Lincoln was never more elegantly attired, and of course was the centre of attraction.”

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