Presidents Day — “Right Makes Might”

Lincoln plaque We seem to be having a Lincoln moment right now so why not recall the time that presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln cruised through Providence the day following his famous Cooper Union speech. (He was still campaigning for the republican nomination at the time.) Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune hailed it as “one of the most happiest and most convincing political arguments ever made in this City. . . No man ever made such an impression on his first appeal to a New York audience.”

Lincoln spoke to the people of Providence on February 28th, 1860, in the former Railroad Hall, currently the site of the federal court building downtown.

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