Abraham Lincoln Inaugurated as 16th President
WASHINGTON - There was much excitement in the National Capital today, as Abraham Lincoln is now President, the 16th man to hold the office in the country’s history. President Lincoln’s speech was met with universal approval. Some believe it to be the finest speech ever given in the country. Although they have disagreed on many occasions, Chief Justice Roger Taney administered the oath of office for the seventh time. As has been the custom, Lincoln rode to the Capitol with outgoing President Buchanan.