Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD-P, ISLA. In all probability this fragment represents part of the missing passage on free labor in the speech at Cincinnati (q.v., note 9, supra). Nicolay and Hay print this fragment under title of ``Fragment. On Slavery [July 1, 1854?]'' (Complete Works, II, 184), but there is no evidence to support this supplied date. The fact that both the Dayton and Cincinnati speeches contained a discussion of free labor and that Lincoln prepared his most extensive discussion of labor and capital for his address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society on September 30 point to the probability that this fragment is contemporary with these speeches.