How Abe Lincoln Escaped the Fire-Eaters of the South and the Flames of Secession

How Abe Lincoln Escaped the Fire-Eaters of the South and the Flames of Secession


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Title: How Abe Lincoln Escaped the Fire-Eaters of the South and the Flames of Secession

Year: 1860

Creator: Bunker

Description: President-elect Lincoln is shown crouching with an axe in “Herring’s Safe” to escape the mob in Baltimore after he had snuck through the city in the middle of the night. Outgoing President James Buchanan says to Lincoln: “So you are here at last, Abe! I am glad to see you in so SAFE a conveyance.” “Old Abe” replied: “Yes, I’m all right, Wouldn’t you like to borrow this safe for you Indian Bonds.”

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