Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln: Address Delivered by W. Martin Jones at Phoenix, N. Y. On the Thirtieth Day of May, 1904 Yielding to repeated solicitations of friends I have had the following address on Abraham Lincoln put in print. As a mere brochure on the life of the most eminent American of his century, the address might well be materially altered, but I prefer to print it as I delivered it - without amendment or addition. I seek only to make the book suitable for presentation to friends, and, as a leaf from the history of a most interesting and eventful period, I take pleasure in placing it in their possession. The picture facing the title page is, in my opinion, the best likeness extant of Abraham Lincoln. It occurs to me that the book will hardly be complete without it. The autograph is a reproduction of Mr. Lincolns signature as it was affixed to a commission at the Department of State only a few days before that sad Good Friday in 1865, that witnessed the tragedy at Fords Theater. From personal kwledge I believe I am justified in saying that Mr. Lincoln signed all official documents with his full name. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.