Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   ALS, ORB; AD, DLC. The one-page letter and the two-and-one-half page sketch have become separated in the course of years and now rest in the places indicated. Fell requested the sketch on behalf of Joseph J. Lewis of West Chester, Pennsylvania, who used it in preparing an article on Lincoln, published in the Chester County Times, February 11, 1860, and widely copied in Republican papers.

[2]   Lincoln deleted ``reading, writing, and Arithmetic'' and substituted this phrase.

[3]   ``Then'' deleted; ``at that time'' inserted.

[4]   ``Hon. J. W. Fell'' and ``Yours very truly/A. Lincoln,'' clipped from Lincoln's letter to Fell, October 5, 1860, infra, have been pasted on the document, presumably at the time the sketch was first reproduced in facsimile.