[1]   Indianapolis Daily Sentinel, February 12, 1861. Although the text printed in the Indianapolis Journal, February 12, Cincinnati Daily Commercial and New York Tribune, February 13, purports to have been revised by Lincoln, it omits colorful sentences and even necessary phrases undoubtedly spoken by Lincoln. Space scarcely justifies inclusion of both versions, and on the ground that Lincoln's revision, if made, must have been exceedingly hurried, the editors have chosen the Sentinel text as the better of the two.


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