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

Remarks from the Balcony at Bates House, Indianapolis, Indiana [1]

February 11, 1861

Last night, previous to Mr. Lincoln's departure from the Bates House, he was again introduced from the balcony, by the Hon. Sol. Meredith. Mr. Lincoln said he had no speech to make. If he made speeches whenever his friends desired, he would not be able to reach the National Capital at the appointed time. He once more thanked the assemblage for the reception, and trusted we all might meet again under one flag of one Union. He bade them affectionate farewell.


[1]   New York Tribune, February 13, 1861. The next morning prior to his departure from the Bates House, Lincoln was introduced again from the balcony and made practically the same remarks (Cincinnati Daily Commercial, February 13, 1861).