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President Andrew Johnson's "Swing Around the Circle" speaking tour travels across New Jersey to New York City.

President Andrew Johnson embarking at Jersey City, New Jersey for the ferry to New York City, August 29, 1866, artist's impression, detail.
08/29/1866

President Johnson's speaking campaign continued with an early morning departure from Philadelphia, a train journey across New Jersey with several whistlestops. Reaching Jersey City, the party took the ferry to New York City, for a civic reception, a military review, and an evening banquet. Crowds were substantial and the welcome from the city's Democratic leadership was enthusiastic. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Garry Boulard, The Swing Around the Circle: Andrew Johnson and the Train Ride That Destroyed a Presidency (New York; IUniverse, 2008), 85-88.

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