President Lincoln gave a copy of the Gettysburg Address to each of his two private secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. According to Nicolay, Lincoln had written the first part of the speech on Executive Mansion stationery, and the second page in pencil on lined paper right before the dedication on November 19, 1863. Matching folds are still evident on the two pages of the Nicolay draft, supporting the eyewitness' argument that Lincoln kept it in his coat pocket before the ceremony.
What Hath God Wrought?
Manuscript Division - Hidden Treasures at the Library of Congress
Lincoln Symposium: John R. Sellers
Sellers, John R.
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Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, April 16, 1917
Bell, Alexander Graham - Bell, Mabel Hubbard
Manuscript Division - Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress - Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1834 to 1974.: Family Papers - American Memory