February 22, 1861: Lincoln on the Declaration of Independence

 

One hundred and fifty years ago Abraham Lincoln was getting close to Washington as he traveled there to be sworn in as our sixteenth president.  On February 22, the birthday of Washington, he stopped at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and made a brief speech on the Declaration of Independence.  The Founding Fathers were the political lodestar for Lincoln all of life, so his remarks on this occasion are of special interest: (more…)

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