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RICHMOND turned out so enthusiastically for the ticket auction that the newspapers and the citizens felt they were entitled to have two concerts instead of the single one that had been scheduled. But arrangements had already been made to go on to Charleston and Barnum had to refuse. The one concert, however, brought in $12,385, the most receipts for a single concert since the first Boston appearance. It was given in the Marshall Theater, at the corner of Seventh and Broad Streets. The RichmondRepublican and General Advertiser declared that the Nightingale "looked majestical and beautiful, yet simple and gentle as a child," and the music critic for the Richmond Whig said that Jenny"glided into the intricate beauties of an Italian song with as much ease as a bird into its native elements. . . . We have no apology for the intensity of our admiration."
(An editorial in the same paper denounced as rank folly the talk of secession in Mississippi and South Carolina; and an attorney advertised for soldiers, and widows and orphans of soldiers, who had claims against the United States growing out of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Indian Wars.)
Jenny sat for her picture at the gallery of Montgomery Pike Simmons, Richmond's well-known daguerreotypist. Mr. Simmons proudly exhibited his daybook with her signature and the one other word she had written --"Sweden."
The members of the state legislature, which was in session at the time, adjourned in honor of Jenny and walked in a body from the state