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THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE
FORT PICKENS. _[FROM A SKETCH BY A UNITED
STATES OFFICER. ]
of those officers who have
resigned United States property into the hands of the Secessionists.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN was duly inaugurated at
Washington on 4th March. We devote a large portion of our space in this number
to the illustration of this important event. On pages
168 and 169 will be found
a large view of the
INAUGURATION CEREMONY; on
161 a picture of the
INAUGURAL PROCESSION and on this page an en-
graving depicting the ENTRANCE OF
THE TWO PRESIDENTS INTO THE SENATE CHAMBER. The procession began to form about
nine o'clock on
Pennsylvania Avenue. The centre of attraction was
Mr. Lincoln was staying, and by 10 A.M the Avenue at that point was
blocked up. The day was fine and every body was in the street. Over twenty-five
thousand strangers were in the city, many of whom had slept the night previous
Capitol and in the streets—it being absolutely
impossible to find rooms or beds any where.
According to custom, the
Inaugural ceremonies should have begun at noon. But at that hour Mr.
Buchanan was still in his chamber
at the Capitol signing bills. It was not till ten minutes past twelve that he
left the Capitol. He drove rapidly to the White House, entered an open barouche
with servants in livery, and proceeded to Willard's. There the President-elect,
and Senators Pearce and Baker of the Committee of Arrangements, entered the
carriage, and a few minutes before one the procession began to move. The order
of procession was as follows
Aids. Marshal-in-Chief. Aids.
A National Flag with appropriate emblems. The President of the United
States, with the President- Elect and Suite, with Marshals on their left, and
Marshal of the United States for
the District of Columbia (Colonel William Selden) and his Deputies on their
The Committee of Arrangements of the Senate.
Ex-Presidents of the United States. The Republican Association.
The Corps Diplomatique.
Members-elect, Members and ex-Members of Congress, and ex-Members of the
The Peace Congress.
Heads of Bureaus.
Governors and ex-Governors of States and Territories, and Members of the
Legislatures of the same. (Next
PRESIDENTS BUCHANAN AND
LINCOLN ENTERING THE SENATE CHAMBER BEFORE
INAUGURATION.—.[FROM A SKETCH BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST.]