The author takes this opportunity of expressing his obligation to Dr. Taicott Williams, head of the Department of Journalism of Columbia University, for access to his scrap-book of Lincolniana, covering a period of many years. For the facts and in some cases for the phrasing of parts of this sketch the author is indebted to the host of unknown writers included in Dr. Williams' collection.
The author has also consulted and made use of the following works: Abraham Lincoln: A History, by John G. Nicolay and John Hay; The Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Ida M. Tarbell; Abraham Lincoln—The Boy and the Man, by James Morgan; Abraham Lincoln the Christian, by Rev. William J. Johnson; Lincoln the Lawyer, by Frederick T. Hill; Life of Abraham Lincoln, by J. G. Holland; and The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Wherever possible the writer has allowed Lincoln to speak for himself.
Samuel Scoville, Jr.
Philadelphia, March, 1918.