President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through New York and receives the first warning that his trip to Washington may be more dangerous than expected.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln travels through Ohio and curiously refuses to acknowledge that a sectional crisis is taking place.
The Lincolns hold their final reception in their Springfield home as they prepare for their move to Washington.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield for a quick visit with his stepmother and family in Coles County, Illinois.
President-elect Lincoln continues trying to assure southerners that he will not interfere with the affairs within their states, at the same time downplaying the notion that the South might actually leave the Union.
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln end their Chicago trip and head back home to Springfield.