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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865,
BY TRENT, FILMER & Co., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
District of New York.
A THOROUGHLY digested biography or analysis of the character of President Lincoln, though of infinite value to the future student of history, would scarcely supply the demand for a personal memento of the great man whose successful administration so lately ended in martyrdom. A ring worn, or a cane carried, would better remind us of a dear friend than any thing less personal, though more valuable. These “Gems of Thought” bring ABRAHAM Lincoln back to us in very presence. Thrown off by the camera of language, the thoughts are ever and only ABRAHAM LINCOLN, the courageous, consistent, trustful Christian statesman. The mere reading of the speech on leaving Springfield, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Second Inaugural, and the sadly beautiful poem recited to Mr. Carpenter, reveal Mr. Lincoln's character, and conclusively prove that the well-grounded affection of the people was not misplaced when placed on Abraham LINCOLN.