President and Mrs. Lincoln hold a Saturday Reception

February 7, 1863

The unusual quiet of the White House is broken by an afternoon reception hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.   Such receptions had been suspended the previous February when the Lincoln’s beloved Willie fell ill and died.  Mrs. Lincoln in particular had been in mourning since then.   Many important Washington residents attend this reception since regular evening receptions at the White House had not yet resumed.

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