Lincoln's visit to Philadelphia

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On inaugural journey to Washington, President-elect Lincoln stopped at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence had been signed. "I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence." This hall also was the place where Lincoln's body lay in state after his assassination in 1865.

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