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Tuesday, June 12, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

In the capitol building, Lincoln sits for portraiture artist Thomas Hicks. Orville H. Browning, of Quincy, visits with Lincoln during the session. Later, Browning records, "Mr Hicks says he greatly prefers to have some friend present whilst he is at work. The picture promises to be a very fine one. Lincoln bears his honors meekly As soon as other company . . . retired . . . I went in [and] he fell into his old habit of telling amusing stories, and we had a free and easy talk of an hour or two." Theodore Calvin Pease and James G. Randall, eds., The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, 2 vols., Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1925-1933), 2:415.