Lincoln's Farewell to Springfield

Lincoln's Farewell to Springfield (HM2HX)

Location: Springfield, IL 62701 Sangamon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.96', W 89° 38.543'

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February 11, 1861
My friends, no one not in my situation can appreciate my feelings of sadness at this parting, to this place, and the kindness of this people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. Now I leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return; with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that divine being who ever attended him I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
HM NumberHM2HX
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series.
Year Placed1915
Placed BySpringfield Chapter, Ill. Daughters American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 273773 N 4408826
Decimal Degrees39.79933333, -89.64238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.96', W 89° 38.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 57.60" N, 89° 38' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 930 E Monroe St, Springfield IL 62701, US
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