Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.


[1]   AD, DLC-Nicolay Papers. Since the newspaper report of this speech differs widely from the manuscript, both versions are reproduced. The newspaper version is primarily from the New York Herald, March 18, 1865, with a variant as noted from the New York Tribune of the same date.

[2]   Lincoln had written ``even a preacher,'' but deleted it.

[3]   Tribune reads ``of allowing them to try.''