Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 2.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   Boston Daily Advertiser, September 14, 1848. The Whig state convention was to meet in Worcester on September 13, and Lincoln spoke on the preceding evening to an assembly of delegates and other Whigs.

[2]   Ensign H. Kellogg of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, chairman of the meeting.

[3]   General Taylor's letter of April 22, 1848, ostensibly addressed to his brother-in-law, Captain J. S. Allison of Louisville, Kentucky, was in fact a political letter originally drafted in Washington by John J. Crittenden, Alexander Stephens, and Robert Toombs, and carried to Taylor's headquarters by Major William W. S. Bliss. It was widely printed by the Whig press as a campaign document.

[4]   The Free Soil Party was organized at Buffalo, New York, on August 9, 1848.

[5]   On the next morning Lincoln was one of several impromptu speakers at ``an enthusiastic meeting near the Rail Road station, where the different delegations had assembled'' to meet incoming delegations. Lincoln was ``interrupted by the arrival of the train from Boston, and a procession was then formed and moved to the Town Hall.'' (Boston Daily Advertiser, September 14, 1848.)