, where, a few moments before, he had unfurled to the breeze a magnificent new flag, an impressive ceremony performed amid the cheers swelling from the vast sea of upturned faces before him. From Philadelphia
his journey took him to Harrisburg
, where he visited both branches of the Legislature then in session.
For an account of the remainder of this now famous trip I beg to quote from the admirable narrative of Dr. Holland
Describing the welcome tendered him by the Legislature at Harrisburg
, the latter says: “At the conclusion of the exercises of the day Mr. Lincoln
, who was known to be very weary, was permitted to pass undisturbed to his apartments in the Jones House
It was popularly understood that he was to start for Washington
the next morning, and the people of Harrisburg
supposed they had only taken a temporary leave of him. He remained in his rooms until nearly six o'clock, when he passed into the street, entered a carriage unobserved in company with Colonel Lamon
, and was driven to a special train on the Pennsylvania railroad in waiting for him. As a matter of precaution the telegraph wires were cut the moment he left Harrisburg
, so that if his departure should be discovered intelligence of it could not be communicated at a distance.
At half-past 10 the train arrived at Philadelphia
, and here Mr. Lincoln
was met by a detective, who had a carriage in readiness in which the party were driven to the depot of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore railroad.
At a quarter past eleven they arrived and very fortunately found the ”