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Friday, February 22, 1861.+-

Philadelphia, PA and Harrisburg, PA.

Lincoln goes in carriage, escorted by Scott Legion, from Continental Hotel down Chestnut St. to Independence Hall about 6:30 A.M. Philadelphia North American and United States Gazette, 23 February 1861; John W. Forney, Anecdotes of Public Men, 2 vols. (New York: Harper, 1873-81), 1: 244-46; Baltimore Sun, 23 February 1861.

In reply to speech of welcome by Theodore L. Cuyler, president of Select Council of Philadelphia, he says: "I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. . . . in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war." Speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:240-41.

Shortly after 7 A.M. raises new flag of 34 stars in front of Independence Hall and makes brief speech. [Thirty-fourth star represents Kansas, admitted January 29, 1861.] Philadelphia Press, 23 February 1861; Baltimore Sun, 23 February 1861; Speech at the Flag-raising before Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:241-42.

Arrives at Vine and 2d St. railroad station in Harrisburg at 1:30 P.M. after brief stops and speeches at Leaman Place and Lancaster, Pa. Mrs. Lincoln appears with him on platform at Leaman Place, and Lincoln describes situation as "the long and the short of it." Harrisburg Patriot and Union, 23 February 1861; Remarks at Leaman Place, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:242; Remarks at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:242-43; Philadelphia North American and United States Gazette, 23 February 1861.

Gov. Andrew J. Curtin (Pa.) welcomes Lincoln at Jones House; Lincoln replies: "It shall be my endeavor to preserve the peace of this country." Reply to Governor Andrew J. Curtin at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:243-44.

Military escort, senators, and members of house accompany Lincoln to State House at 2:30 P.M. for address before joint meeting. Address to the Pennsylvania General Assembly at Harrisburg, 22 February 1861, CW, 4:244-46.

Returns to Jones House at 3 P.M. and learns new plans for trip to Washington. Baltimore Sun, 25 February 1861.

Judge Davis asks his opinion; Lincoln answers: "Unless there are some other reasons besides ridicule I am disposed to carry out Judd's plan." Lamon, Recollections, 41-42.

After public dinner Curtin invites Lincoln to spend night at his home. Instead, he, Lincoln, and W. H. Lamon leave hotel and drive to outskirts of city, where Lincoln and Lamon board special train scheduled to reach Philadelphia in time to connect with 11 P.M. Washington train. Ward H. Lamon, The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration (Boston: Osgood, 1872), 522-26.

[Irwin withdraws $9.20 from Springfield Marine Bank. Pratt, Personal Finances, 176.]