"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

Second Inaugural

March 4, 1865


 To help you navigate around this site click the links below:


Presidential Adventures


Reenactment Schedule


Some Generals I Know


Contact the President



Lincoln Photos





Lincoln and Frederick Douglass


Welcome to the New York State site of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.


President Abraham & Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln

as portrayed by

John R. Baylis and Judee Synakowski


Thank you for visiting the New York State website of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.  We hope that you will enjoy taking a tour showing some of our adventures.

If you feel that your organization, school, church or civic group might benefit from a Presidential visit, feel free to contact John "Jack" Baylis by phone, email or "snail mail" and we will try to accommodate you.

We are generally in the "Southern White House" (Florida) from early January to mid-April, and then at home in New York State for the remainder of the year.

"My friends, no one, not in my present situation, can appreciate my feelings of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young man to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I leave you now, 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 a Devine Being whoever attended, 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 well be yet well. To his care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell."

---President Lincoln's Speech upon his departure from Springfield, IL for Washington, February, 1861.




� 2007 All rights reserved by John R. Baylis

This site was last modified September 2007.


Created by Scott Wilson, Massena, NY

to email the designer - click here.

 Hit Counter

This site is best viewed with