The Council

The Council


Title: The Council

Year: 1861

Creator: Harper’s Weekly

Description: “Mr. Lincoln did not want to yield, and his friends cried with indignation. But they insisted, and he left.”

This is one of four political cartoons in a series entitled “The Flight of Abraham” published on the same page of Harper’s Weekly on March 9, 1861, commenting on Lincoln’s secret trip through Baltimore on his way to Washington for his inauguration.