Half mourning for Prince Albert.
--At the grand Presidential party at the "Republican Court in Washington
, says the Herald, Mrs. Lincoln
received the company with graceful courtesy.
She was dressed in a magnificent white satin robe, with a black flounce half a yard wide, slooped with black lace, and a bonquet of care myrtle on her bosom.
Her headdress was a wreath of black
flowers, with a bunch of cape myrtle on the right side.
The only ornaments were a necklace, earrings, brooch, and bracelets, of pearl.
The dress was simple and elegant.
The half mourning style was assumed in respect to Queen Victoria, whose oldest son had so lately been a guest at the Presidential mansion, and whose representative was one of the most distinguished among the guests on this occasion.