Friday, November 19, 2021

Read six different versions of the Gettysburg Address

Prepared by the National Constitution Center Staff and posted at Constitution Daily.

"There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.

"Key differences among the first four versions are in bold face type."

See Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address", Gateway to the Great Books (10 Vol., 1963) volume 6;
We Hold These Truths: Understanding the Ideas and Ideals of the Constitution, by Mortimer J. Adler, p. 194.

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