Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, DLC. The salutation is not in Lincoln's handwriting. An autograph copy of the final paragraph, written by Lincoln at the request of Mrs. John P. Usher, is now owned by Arthur Wendell, Rahway, New Jersey.

[2]   Lincoln deleted ``half'' and inserted ``part.''

[3]   Lincoln first wrote ``four,'' erased it and substituted ``three.''

[4]   Lincoln deleted ``the world'' and inserted ``all nations.''