usually gratified the wishes of the crowds, who called him out for a speech whether it was down on the regular programme of movements or not. In all cases his remarks were well-timed and sensibly uttered.
, where the Legislature was in session, he halted for a day and delivered a speech the burden of which was an answer to the Southern
charges of coercion and invasion.
he moved on to Cincinnati
, at the last-named place meeting the Legislature of Ohio
The remainder of the journey convinced Mr. Lincoln
of his strength in the affections of the people.
Many, no doubt, were full of curiosity to see the now famous rail-splitter, but all were outspoken and earnest in their assurances of support.
, Albany, New York
, and Philadelphia
he made manly and patriotic speeches.
These speeches, plain in language and simple in illustration, made every man who heard them a stronger friend than ever of the Government
He was skilful enough to warn the people of the danger ahead and to impress them with his ability to deal properly with the situation, without in any case outlining his intended policy or revealing the