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Abraham Lincoln speaks in Pittsburgh and then continues his pre-inaugural tour to Cleveland, Ohio

Abraham Lincoln, February 9, 1861, detail
02/15/1861
Abraham Lincoln had left Springfield, Illinois on February 11, 1861 for his eleven-day journey to Washington DC.  His party had reached Pittsburgh the day before and in the morning he delivered a speech to five thousand listeners standing in drizzling rain in front of the Monongahela House Hotel.  The President-Elect then reboarded his train and traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where he spent the night. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Harold Holzer, Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008), 327-328.

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