Old House Chamber

The House of Representatives that Congressman Lincoln knew met in the chamber depicted in this 19th-century print. Here he worked with colleagues such as Indiana's Caleb Smith, Georgia's Alexander Stephens, and Pennsylvania's David Wilmot.

On February 21, 1848, Lincoln was present when 81-year-old Congressman and former President John Quincy Adams collapsed. Lincoln was named to a committee to organize the funeral and on February 26 he attended the funeral in the House chamber. The room is now known as Statuary Hall.

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