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


[1]   AD, Lincoln College; AD, owned by H. T. Morgan, Peoria, Illinois. The two copies of this list, both in Lincoln's hand and on seven pages of identical small notebooks, are possibly the only survivors of several prepared by Lincoln for the use of his supporters in his bid for the United States senatorship. One prepared for Samuel C. Parks, representative from Logan County, is now in the Barrett Collection and has provided the present text. The other was prepared for Robert Boal, representative from Marshall County. The minor variations in the Boal copy are indicated in footnotes. Each copy carries an endorsement written and signed by its original recipient stating the circumstances under which he received the notebook.

[2]   In Parks copy but not in Boal copy.

[3]   Boal copy reads ``several'' for ``a great many.''

[4]   Boal copy reads ``Whiteside.'' Henry represented both counties.

[5]   Hinch's first name and initial are omitted in both copies.

[6]   Boal copy lists ``Abn. 1'' before this sentence and reads ``Of the three last classes, a great many. . . .''