Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Small Party

President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln entertained General and Mrs. Tom Thumb on February 13th 1863.

Charles S Stratton a little person who worked for PT Barnum; known as General Tom Thumb married February 10th 1863 to Lavinia Warren. They were married at the Grace Episcopal Church in New York City, and held a reception for 2,000 at the Metropolitan Hotel. On February 13th 1863 there was a small party of 50 held for the couple at the White House, given by Mary Lincoln. The whole Lincoln family attended with the exception of Robert Lincoln.

A must read web site on this subject
Reception for General Tom Thumb

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