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


[1]   Chicago Democratic Press, December 11, 1856; Illinois State Journal, December 16, 1856. The entire speech was summarized in the Press, but only the conclusion of the speech was printed in the Journal as furnished to the Journal in manuscript by Lincoln. Our text follows the Press for the first part and the Journal for the conclusion.

[2]   Jonathan Y. Scammon, prominent Chicago attorney and businessman, whose political activity led to his election as representative to the legislature in 1860.