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Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

President Abraham Lincoln

 
 
President Abraham Lincoln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. President Abraham Lincoln Marker
Inscription. On February 21, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln, journeying to his inaugural, spoke from the balcony of the Continental Hotel, then on this site.
Referring to “the teachings coming forth from that sacred (Independence) hall,” he proclaimed:
“May my right hand forget its cunning and my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if ever I prove false to those teachings”
On the hundredth anniversary, this plaque, dedicated by the Lincoln-Civil War Society of Phila. and the Civil War Centennial Commission of the City of Phila., was erected by the Benjamin Franklin Hotel.
February 21, 1961
 
Erected 1961 by Society of Phila. and the Civil War Centennial Commission of the City of Phila.
 
Location. 39° 56.982′ N, 75° 9.321′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and s 9th Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Patterson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Bogle (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Electric Company (about 500 feet away); Siegmund Lubin (about 500 feet away); Robert Cornelius (about 500 feet away); Walnut Street Theatre (about 600 feet away); Wills Eye Hospital (about 600 feet away); McClellan House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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