and suite left Albany
at 8 o'clk Tuesday morning. The Burgess Corps turned out as an escort and made a splendid appearance.
A large number of citizens surrounded the Delevan House
and lined the depot of the Northern Road
, sending up cheers as Mr. Lincoln
proceeded to the cars.
A dispatch says:
The departure of the train was the signal of prolonged and hearty cheers.
In consequence of difficulty in crossing the river, the special train was taken up to Waterford junction. --Not many persons were out on the line of the road, except in Cohoes
, in consequence of the early hour at which the train started.
At Green Island
quite a number of persons assembled, and at Cohoes
the people turned out en masse, thousands of factory employees, including a large number of females, welcoming the train with hearty cheers.
there was also a large and enthusiastic assemblage.
No stoppages were made at these villages, but the train passed slowly through, affording the crowds an opportunity to gratify their curiosity and give vent to their feelings.
the train proceeded to Troy
, where the first stoppage was made.--The depot was found full to its utmost capacity, apparently fifteen thousand people being congregated inside, and as the train approached a deafening roar of cheers and shouts greeted the arrival.
A raised platform had been prepared to afford the vast crowd a better opportunity to see Mr. Lincoln
, and ascending this he was welcomed by Mayor McConike
replied very briefly:
and Citizens of Troy
: I thank you very kindly for this great reception.--Since I left home it has not been my fortune to meet an assemblage more numerous and more orderly than this.
I am the more gratified at this mark of your regard, since you assure me it is tendered, not to the individual, but to the high office you have called me to fill.
I have neither strength nor time to make any extended remarks, and I can only repeat to you my sincere thanks for the kind reception you have thought proper to extend to me.
was loudly cheered, and after shaking hands with those on the platform, was conducted to the cars of the Hudson River Railroad.
City Guards surrounded the platform.
The train arrived at Hudson
When the party reached the Hudson river
train, the car provided was one of the handsomest, perhaps, ever run in the country.
The decorations are blue, with silver stars, and the rich sofas, carpeting and luxurious chairs give to the car the appearance of an elegantly furnished saloon.
The sides are draped with red
silk, and national flags are suspended at each end. A locomotive went ahead as pilot, and the train was drawn by a locomotive splendidly decorated with flags.
The train ran finely on time to Hudson
, large crowds assembled, and cannon were fired as the train passed along.
The President elect
, and suite, reached here by special train at 10.56 A. M. An enthusiastic congregation of about 5,000 people greeted him at the depot, and thirty-four guns were fired from Promenade Hill.
A platform car was provided, upon which Mayor Bachman
, and Recorder Miller
were, prepared to receive the President
, but he declined to leave the car. He addressed the crowd in substantially the same words as at other stations.--Immense enthusiasm followed till the train moved off. Mr. Lincoln
bowed his farewell from the rear platform.
New York, Feb. 19.--At every station between Albany
and this city Mr. Lincoln
today received demonstrations of enthusiasm.--The journey was a continuous ovation.
there was an immense gathering, and in response to their greetings Mr. Lincoln
made a few remarks.
He said these demonstrations indicate that the whole people were willing to make common cause for this object.
That if, as it ever must be, some have been unsuccessful in the recent election and some have been beaten, that if some are satisfied and some dissatisfied, the latter party are not in favor of sinking the ship, but are desirous of running through the tempest safely, and are willing, if they think the people have committed an error in their verdict, now to wait in the hope of setting it right next time.
I don't say that in the recent election the people did the wisest thing they could.
Indeed I don't think that they did; but I do say in accepting the great trust committed to me, which I do with a determination to endeavor to prove worthy of it, I must rely on the people of the whole country for support, and with their sustaining aid even I, humble as I am, cannot fail to carry the ship of State safely through the storm.
If I can only be as generously and unanimously sustained as these demonstrations indicate, I shall not fail.
I trust that in the course I shall pursue I shall be sustained not only by the party that elected me, but by the patriotic people of the whole country.
his Arrival at New York.
New York, Feb. 19.--The train bearing the President elect
and his party reached this city on time, at the 31st street depot, where the party left the cars, and, occupying eleven carriages, rode to the Astor House
All along the route the streets were packed with people, but the party had no difficulty in their progress, owing to the excellent police arrangements.
It is estimated that not less than a quarter of a million of people witnessed the procession.
There was continuous cheering from the depot to the hotel.
The streets were all decorated with flags, and all the hotels but the New York Hotel
, and all the newspaper offices but that of the Day Book, displayed the American
The shipping in the harbor also hoisted their bunting during the day, and the city generally wore a holiday appearance.
dined in private, receiving no calls till the evening.