Preparations for Willie Lincoln’s Funeral

February 23, 1862

“On Sunday [February 23] Senator Browning of Illinois called and told me it was the desire of the President & Mrs. Lincoln that I should take the entire charge of the funeral arrangements at the White House on the succeeding day, which I promised to do,” reported Commissioner of Buildings Benjamin Brown French.

Orville H. Browning himself reported that he “took Emma to the Presidents with me where she remained all day & night.  In P.M. took the Presidents Carriage and drove out to Georgetown with Mr Carroll to examine his vault which he had offered for the use of the Presidents Son, who is to be deposited there tomorrow.”

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