Lincoln’s ghost in Norwich Tuesday

When presidential hopeful Abraham Lincoln came to Norwich on March 9, 1860, Connecticut was abuzz about the rousing anti-slavery speech he had recently delivered in New York.

The Connecticut chapter of the Wide Awakes, a political rallying committee for Lincoln, prepared fitting welcomes for his tour through the Nutmeg State, while Gov. William A. Buckingham was looking for an election boost of his own.

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