Lincoln Sees Step-Mother for Last Time

Thursday, January 31, 1861

Lincoln visits with his step-mother, Sarah Bush Lincoln, and later visits his father grave in Coles County. Upon return to Charleston, Lincoln rejects requests for a speech. The New York Tribune reported: “He stated that the time for a public definition of the policy of his administration had not come, and that he could but express his gratification at seeing so many of his friends and give them a hearty greeting.”

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