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


[1]   Milwaukee Sentinel, October 1, 1859; Chicago Press and Tribune, October 1, 1859. The original manuscript of the address was supposed to have been handed to Henry W. Bleyer of the Sentinel for printing, and the two pages of manuscript which are extant generally support the supposition that the Sentinel text is superior to that of the Press and Tribune. The Press and Tribune, however, may also have had access to the manuscript in printing the address, and both newspaper texts seem to be superior to the text preserved in the official proceedings of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society (see Lincoln on Agriculture, Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 1943, Historical Bulletin No. 1). In any event, the manuscript has been dispersed, and except for two pages is not known to be extant. The Sentinel text is followed, with the exception of the two pages corrected from the manuscript as indicated in footnotes, and with significant variations in the Press and Tribune indicated in footnotes. The Sentinel punctuation is followed except where the Press and Tribune is obviously better.

[2]   This paragraph is corrected from the original manuscript page (AD, THaroL).

[3]   P&T omits ``that.''

[4]   P&T omits ``that.''

[5]   P&T has ``probability.''

[6]   P&T has ``bushels to the acre.''

[7]   P&T has ``without cutting.''

[8]   P&T has ``cures.''

[9]   P&T has ``and.''

[10]   Sentinel has ``span,'' undoubtedly a typographical error for ``spare,'' which is the P&T reading.

[11]   P&T has ``machinery.''

[12]   P&T omits ``the.''

[13]   P&T has ``the largest.''

[14]   P&T has ``he does.''

[15]   P&T has ``saves to himself.''

[16]   P&T has ``more moderate aims.''

[17]   P&T has ``largest.''

[18]   P&T has ``turning of.''

[19]   P&T has ``difficulties.''

[20]   P&T has ``stations.''

[21]   P&T has ``even.''

[22]   P&T has ``dry.''

[23]   P&T has ``will finally be.''

[24]   P&T has ``it ever shall.''

[25]   The facsimile of the manuscript page (Julius E. Olson, ``Lincoln in Wisconsin,'' Wisconsin Magazine of History, IV, 1, September, 1920) containing this paragraph does not clearly show the ``is,'' which was apparently inserted above the line, but the newspaper texts are certainly correct.

[26]   P&T has ``use of it.''

[27]   The last line of the manuscript page shows a paragraph as in the Press and Tribune, but not in the Sentinel.

[28]   P&T has ``existence.''

[29]   P&T has ``work.''

[30]   P&T has ``or of.''

[31]   P&T has ``anyway adequate.''

[32]   P&T has ``people too.''

[33]   P&T has ``community.''

[34]   P&T has ``something useful---something productive.''

[35]   P&T has ``can.''

[36]   P&T has ``educating.''

[37]   P&T has ``secure''

[38]   P&T has ``it.''

[39]   ``How'' is in the Press and Tribune, not in the Sentinel.

[40]   P&T omits ``plants.''

[41]   ``Yet'' is in the Press and Tribune, not in the Sentinel.

[42]   P&T has ``occurs.''

[43]   P&T has ``let me say.''

[44]   P&T has ``sentiment.''