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Abraham Lincoln ventures towards Washington... A plot to assassinate him...



Item # 702238

February 26, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1861  

* Abraham Lincoln prepares for inauguration

Among the front page heads are reports concerning the new administration of Abraham Lincoln and the coming Civil War: "Passage of the Bill to Discontinue the Postal Service in the Seceded States" "Movements of the President-Elect" "Visit of Mr. Lincoln to the Capitol" "The Latest Speculation Respecting the New Cabinet" "The Outgoing Administration". 
Another interesting report is headed: "The Terrible Plot to Assassinate the President-Elect on His Way from Harrisburg to Washington", with much detail.
Among the ftpg. subheads are: "Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural" "Mr. Lincoln's Cabinet" "Mr. Lincoln's Reception" and "Arrival of Office Seekers".
Additionally, there are several reports on southern states working towards secession: "The New Southern Confederate States Tariff" "South Carolina Revenue Regulations" "The Southern Congress--Additional Members of the Cabinet..." "Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America" 'The Virginia State Convention" and more.
Eight pages, light foxing to upper portion, generally nice.

Category: Pre-Civil War