White House Dinner Party for Influential Politicians

January 24, 1864

Former Illinois Senator Orville H. Browning reports going to White House at 7 PM for dinner.   Guests included a selection of influential politicians, some still in the army: Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, former Massachusetts Congressman George Ashmun, General George D. Ramsay and Gen. Robert  Schenck and Cong. James Garfield and Samuel Hooper.   Presidential politics may have been on the menu.

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