t its dreadful visitations.
The masses, said the Mayor, are weary and sick of the selfish schemes and wily plots of selfish politicians, and trust in the statesmanship and patriotism of President Lincoln to restore peace and prosperity.
He regretted that the short stay of the President elect precluded that intercourse with the merchants, manufacturers and mechanics of Philadelphia which would afford a clear discernment of their great interests at stake in the present troubles.
Mr. Lincoln Reiterates that the Crisis is only artificial.
Mr. Lincoln replied that it was true, that there was anxiety amongst the citizens of the country, but the dissatisfied, he said, are unable to point to anything in which they are being injured, or about to be injured.
Hence he felt justified in concluding that the crisis was artificial. Let those who differ from me point out a substantial difficulty.
He did not deny that this artificial panic had done considerable harm. He would be most happy