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

Reply to Robert Hosea, Cincinnati, Ohio [1]

February 12, 1861

Mr. CHAIRMAN:---I thank you, citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kentucky, for this reception. As I understand it is a part of the programme that I will address you a little more at length at the Burnet House, I will, for the present, postpone the making of any remarks. I will proceed at once from here. I remark here that it is not my purpose to make a lengthy speech.


[1]   Cincinnati Daily Commercial, February 13, 1861. Robert Hosea, chairman of the reception committee, made a speech of welcome at the station where an immense throng had gathered.