Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Remarks at New Brunswick, New Jersey [1]

February 21, 1861

Mr. L. then made a few remarks, saying substantially that ``he was gratified with the manifestations of respect and kind feelings which his fellow-citizens were pleased to give so frequently; that he did not appear before them to make a speech, because he had none to make, and didn't know that it would be proper to make a speech even if he had one to make and the disposition to make it. He appeared to see them and give them an opportunity to see him; to say good morning to them, and, when the cars started off, to say farewell.''

Annotation

[1]   New Brunswick Fredonian, February 21, 1861. Lincoln was introduced from the rear platform of the last car by Judge John Van Dyke.