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THE history of the world presents

us with innumerable instances of men, holding positions of power over current affairs, whose verbal or written utterances were among the apparent forces of the time to which they belonged. With the passing away of the circumstances, the peculiar features of their field of action, a winnowing process becomes at once observable, and inuch which was at first deemed worthy of preservation is seen to have lost its importance ; it has no

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BRAHAM LINCOLN

(CENTER ARY EDITION)

EDITED BY

WILLIAM O. STODLRT)
One of his Prilare Secretaries and author
of "Abraham Lincoln, tha True Story

of a Grear Life," etc.

WITH FRONTISPIECE

NEW YORK FREDERICK A, STOKES COMPANY

PUBLISHERS

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