“The Flight of Abraham” (Lincoln), March 9th, 1861

By the International Team of Comics Historians

(1.) THE ALARM.
“On Thursday night, after he had retired, Mr. Lincoln was aroused, and informed that a stranger desired to see him on a matter of life and death. A conversation elicited the fact that an organized body of men had determined that Mr. Lincoln should never leave the City of Baltimore alive. Statesmen laid the plan, Bankers endorsed it, and Adventurers were to carry it into effect.”

(2.) THE COUNCIL.
“Mr. Lincoln did not want to yield, and his friends cried with indignation. But they insisted, and he left.”

(3.) THE SPECIAL TRAIN.
“He wore a Scotch plaid Cap and a very long Military Cloak, so that he was entirely unrecognizable.

(4.) THE OLD COMPLAINT.
“Mr. Lincoln, accompanied by Mr. Seward, paid his respects to President Buchanan, spending a few minutes in general conversation.

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