New York Tribune, February 3, 1865, 5:3. The Tribune carried a less acceptable text of this speech on page one. Collation with the text appearing in the New York Times and Herald shows the page five text to be generally superior to either. Brackets are in the source. This response is misdated January 31 by Nicolay and Hay (X, 352).
 On February 1, Governor Richard J. Oglesby telegraphed Lincoln that the Illinois legislature had approved the amendment (DLC-RTL).