[3]   The following passage has been deleted by Lincoln at this point: ``But let us immagine, for a moment, that all the wheels are locked forever; and we shall at once conclude that the world is num[b]ed. A common jumper, made of hickory poles, with fifty cents worth of labor, would then be worth more than the President's carriage, and even the largest train of Railroad cars in existence. Indeed the Railroad itself would be utterly worthless. That wagon load of wheat which was to have gone to the river to-morrow, can not go; and the barrel of salt which was to have been brought by the return trip, can not come. Aunt Lizzie's pleasure trip to New-York, Boston, and Niagara Falls, is entirely `done for[.]' More particular alusion will hereafter be made to the wheel & axle.''

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