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

Annotation

[1]   AD, IHi. The date assigned by Nicolay and Hay has been retained in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

[2]   Lincoln probably refers to the Reverend Frederick A. Ross, whose Slavery Ordained of God (Philadelphia, 1857) and numerous speeches on the subject placed him among the forefront of clergymen defending the peculiar institution.