For Sale: Manuscript of Lincoln's Victory Speech

On February 12th, on bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, Christie's will be auctioning an original handwritten manuscript of his victory speech from the election of 1864. Watch the accompanying video for the full report, and see the following pages for detailed shots of the actual manuscript.

The Corrected Manuscript...


A detailed shot of the corrected manuscript. These manuscripts have been in a bank vault drawer in a small New York public library. See the speech in Lincoln's handwriting on the next page.

See the Speech in Lincoln's Handwriting...


This is the copy Lincoln would have held in his hands when he read the speech from the upper-west window of the White House.This is also from the exact same pad of paper in which he wrote the Gettysburg address.