Remarks at Rochester, Pennsylvania
February 14, 1861
He remarked that he had no speech to make, as it was impossible to speak at every point where his fellow citizens greeted him, and thanked them for this expression of their wishes toward him. He was now on his way to Washington, and about the 4th of March he would speak to all who chose to hear him. A voice in the crowd enquired ``What will you do with the secessionists then?'' Turning toward the direction of the voice, Mr. Lincoln replied, ``My friend, that is a matter which I have under very grave consideration.''