(rail) road trip

NYT 11-19-1863

dignitaries departing from Harrisburg and Washington

From The Papers And Writings Of Abraham
Lincoln
, Volume Seven
:

TO SECRETARY CHASE
EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, November 17, 1863.

HON. SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.

MY DEAR SIR:—I expected to see you here at Cabinet meeting, and to say something about going to Gettysburg. There will be a train to take and return us. The time for starting is not yet fixed, but when it shall be I will notify you.

Yours truly,

A. LINCOLN.

The only cabinet members who accompanied the president to Gettysburg were Secretaries Seward and Usher and Postmaster General Blair.

steamtrain

The train image is from wpclipart

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