Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Toast to the Pioneer Fire Company of Springfield, Illinois [1]

July 5, 1858

``The Pioneer Fire Company.'' May they extinguish all the bad flames, but keep the flame of patriotism ever burning brightly in the hearts of the ladies.


[1]   Illinois State Journal, July 7, 1858. The occasion was a banquet given by the Pioneer Fire Company for the Union Fire Company of Jacksonville, Illinois.