Cleveland (OH) Herald, “President Lincoln’s Car,” February 11, 1861

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    “President Lincoln’s Car,” Cleveland (OH) Herald, February 11, 1861, p. 2: 3.
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    Daily Cleveland Herald
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    President Lincoln’s Car
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    President Lincoln’s Car.

    The car destined for the conveyance of President Lincoln from Cincinnati to Buffalo, arrived on Saturday, and was at the depot to-day. It is a car of the ordinary kind in exterior appearance, very plain, the only ornaments being a couple of small national flags painted on each door. The interior of the car is fitted very much after the style of ordinary cars, except that the seats are not all similar in shape, some of the backs being of the usual height, and others high enough to support the head. The cushions are the same as are used in the regular trains, with the addition of a leather-top to the seat backs. Midway of the car a seat has been taken out at either side, for the purpose of admitting two round tables, one on each side of the car. These are covered with red cloth, embroidered with the eagle and shield, surrounded by stars, the embroidery being in yellow thread. At the saloon end of the car is a shelf with apertures for an elegant china pitcher and some glasses. Over this shelf is a large framed engraving of Henry Clay addressing the U. S. Senate. The floor is covered with an elegant Brussels carpet. The car is wider than those in ordinary use on narrow gauge railroads. The springs are so nicely adjusted that the car will ride with remarkable care. The car was supplied by W. M. Kasson, of Buffalo.

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