Lincoln's Speech

Lincoln's Speech (HM1RVY)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19801 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 44.411', W 75° 33.071'

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On June 10, 1848, Congressman Abraham Lincoln traveled to Wilmington, Delaware, for the purpose of addressing a meeting of members of the Whig political party. He was accompanied by Delaware Representative John W. Houston and two other members of Congress, who were returning to Washington from the Whig National Convention that had chosed Aachary Taylor as the party;s presidential nominee. The future President and his colleagues delivered their remarks fro a balcony at the east end of the Fourth Street Market House, a complex of buildings which then stood in the center of 4th Street between Orange and Market. Introduced as the "Lone Star of Illinois," Mr. Lincoln was greeted with great enthusiasm by those in attendance. In a speech that was praised as "eloquent and patriotic," he extolled the principles of the Whig party and the virtue of its candidates. This was his only documented visit to the First State. After serving one term in Congress, he left public office to return to his law practice in Illinois. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th President of the United States.
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Marker NumberNC-181
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452773 N 4399065
Decimal Degrees39.74018333, -75.55118333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.411', W 75° 33.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 24.66" N, 75° 33' 4.26" W
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Area Code(s)302
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 318 N Market St, Wilmington DE 19801, US
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