Letter from Jun. 1, 1865

Letter from Francis Bicknell Carpenter to Sanford Thayer

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    Letter from Francis Bicknell Carpenter to Sanford Thayer

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    The portrait painter, Francis Bicknell Carpenter, lived in the White House with the Lincolns while working on "First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln." Over a month after Lincoln's death he wrote a letter to fellow painter, Sanford Thayer, reflecting on his work in the White House and his relationship with and respect for Lincoln.

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    Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

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    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

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    Francis Bicknell Carpenter. "Letter from Francis Bicknell Carpenter to Sanford Thayer". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 15, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1174