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Wednesday, June 13, 1860.+-

Springfield, IL.

Republican presidential nominee Lincoln sits for well-known portraiture artist Thomas Hicks, of New York. Lincoln's friend and Quincy, Illinois attorney Orville Hickman Browning "spent a portion of the day with Lincoln talking to him whilst Mr Hicks worked upon his portrait." Browning recalled, "[Hicks] completed it this P. M. In my judgment it is an exact, life like likeness, and a beautiful work of art. It is deeply imbued with the intellectual and spiritual, and I doubt whether any one ever succeeds in getting a better picture of the man." Browning, Diary.