Lincoln Host Saturday Reception

February 21, 1863

The Lincolns again hold a regular Saturday afternoon levee at White House. President looks haggard and careworn,” reports  Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, “yet he preserves his good nature.” New York Herald reports that “the President was cordial in his greetings, and Mrs. Lincoln manifested towards all visitors the affability for which she is distinguished.”

Dr. Anson Henry, President Lincoln’s former physician from Springfield, visits the Washington and has dinner with the Lincolns.   Dr. Henry was a close family friend who lived in Oregon; he always interested in a better patronage position.

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