Lincoln's Confidante

Quincy’s Eliza Caldwell Browning and Lincoln enjoyed a thirty-year political and personal friendship, Lincoln’s longest ongoing female relationship.  Learn how Eliza hosted Lincoln at the Browning Mansion while he was in Quincy for the Sixth Debate and how she cared for the Lincolns in the White House after the death of their son, Willie.  Find out how Eliza kept Lincoln’s Mary Owens letter in confidence for thirty-four years.

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Address: SW Corner Hampshire St. & N. 8th St. Quincy, Illinois 62301