Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, DLC-RTL. The manuscript is apparently the one revised by Lincoln for publication as a campaign pamphlet. The subheadings which appear throughout do not appear in the speech as printed in the Congressional Globe Appendix, pp. 1041-43. Otherwise, except for changes in style and punctuation, the Globe version follows the manuscript fairly closely. Principal variations in wording which appear in the Globe have been inserted in the text within brackets.

[2]   Frederick P. Stanton.

[3]   Beverly L. Clarke.

[4]   This sentence was substituted by Lincoln for the following deletion: ``They are more alike than the accounts of the crucifixion, as given by any two of the evangelists---more alike, or at least as much alike, as any two accounts of the inscription, written and erected by Pilate at that time.''

[5]   John Wentworth of Illinois.

[6]   Alfred Iverson.

[7]   Ausburn Birdsall.

[8]   Major Isaiah Stillman, commanding three companies of volunteers, attacked a small band of Indians on May 14, 1832, in the Black Hawk War, a few miles from Dixon's Ferry where Lincoln's company was camped. The undisciplined troops broke and ran; hence the skirmish became known as Stillman's Run. General William Hull surrendered Detroit to the British, August 16, 1812. Colonel Lewis Cass' report was largely responsible for Hull's being courtmartialed and sentenced to be shot. The sentence was never executed, however, because later investigation proved Hull to have been a scapegoat, and Cass to have been unreliable in his charges against his commanding officer.

[9]   Jacob W. Miller.

[10]   Samuel D. Marshall, Don Morrison, Edward D. Baker, and John J. Hardin.

[11]   William T. Haskell and John P. Gaines.

[12]   Robert M. McLane.