[1]   AD, The arbitrary date assigned to this fragment by Nicolay and Hay has been retained for want of conclusive evidence to the contrary. It seems to the editors probable that this single page is part of a speech composed in 1858-1859. It may possibly have been part of the omitted portion in the speech at Cincinnati, September 17, 1859 (vide infra), or a portion of some one of several speeches in 1858 for which no report or manuscript has been found.


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