The Lincolns hold their final reception in their Springfield home as they prepare for their move to Washington.
Abraham Lincoln reiterates that he will not accept any compromise with the South that might spread slavery into the territories.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield for a quick visit with his stepmother and family in Coles County, Illinois.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln disregards rumors of assassination and continues to reject any compromise proposals that might expand slavery.
Abraham Lincoln meets with a prominent Republican and receives a recommendation about another regarding cabinet appointments.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln reconsiders a cabinet appointment, but lobbyists urge him to reconsider again.