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Tuesday, February 12, 1861.+-

Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH.

After breakfasting at governor's mansion, Lincoln accompanies Gov. Morton (Ind.) to Capitol, where he exchanges greetings with members of legislature. William E. Baringer, A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1945), 271-72.

Shortly after 10 A.M. he appears for third time on balcony of Bates House and, in response to crowd which had gathered, makes practically same remarks as on previous evening. Remarks from the Balcony at Bates House, Indianapolis, Indiana, 11 February 1861, CW, 4:196; Villard, Eve of '61, 79.

Welcomes Mrs. Lincoln and sons to presidential party and takes affectionate leave of old Illinois friends, Jesse K. Dubois and Ebenezer Peck. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1861, 2:4; Villard, Eve of '61, 80.

Boards train at 11 A.M., escorted by governor and committee from legislature. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1861, 2:4.

Meets welcoming committee from Ohio and Kentucky on train. Cincinnati Commercial, 14 February 1861.

Speaks from rear platform at Indiana towns of Morris, Shelbyville, Greensburg, and Lawrenceburg, during four-hour ride to Cincinnati. Baltimore Sun, 13 February 1861.

Arrives in Cincinnati shortly after 3 P.M., receives immense ovation, and is welcomed by Mayor Richard M. Bishop. Evening Star (Washington, DC), 14 February 1861, 2:4.

Rides in carriage with mayor, escorted by Washington Dragoon regiment, for two hours and arrives at Burnet House, where he addresses huge crowd: "I hope that, although we have some threatening National difficulties now—I hope that while these free institutions shall continue to be in the enjoyment of millions of free people of the United States, we will see repeated every four years what we now witness." N.Y. Tribune, 13 February 1861; Cincinnati Commercial, 13 February 1861; Speech at Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 February 1861, CW, 4:197-200.

Attends public reception in hotel dining room during evening. Goes to balcony at 8 P.M. and speaks to several thousand members of German Industrial Association: "I deem it my duty—a duty which I owe my constituents—to you, gentlemen, that I should wait until the last moment, for a development of the present national difficulties, before I express myself decidedly what course I shall pursue. . . . Mr. Chairman, I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind; and therefore, without entering upon the details of the question, I will simply say that I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number." Speech to Germans at Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 February 1861, CW, 4:201-3.

[Robert Irwin, employed by Lincoln to handle his financial interests in Springfield during his absence, withdraws $466.34 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]