The Philadelphia Inquirer, alluding to the Honest Old Ape of Illinois having sneaked into Washington disguised in a Scotch cap and long military cloak, gravely terms the exploit, "Mr. Lincoln's first coup d'etat." The Charleston Mercury asks what would the Inquirer say if his next achievement should be to sneak out of Washington?
The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1861. Richmond Dispatch. 4 pages. by Cowardin & Hammersley. Richmond. March 4, 1861. microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mi : Proquest. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
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