Guldner to Nicolay, Oct. 30, 1891, John G. Nicolay Papers, Library of Congress.
 Nicolay to Guldner, Dec. 3, 1891, ibid.
 Nicolay did plan to incorporate the item in a projected volume of spurious Lincoln quotations. After Nicolay died, his daughter gave his notes to the Library of Congress. See, David C. Mearns, "Our Reluctant Contemporary: Abraham Lincoln", Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 6 (1950), 77-78.
 Charles P.T. Chiniquy, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, 43rd ed. (New York: Fleming H. Ravelle Co., 1886), pp. 692-96 (all references in this article are to the forty-third edition). The volume was first published in 1885, in both French and English. The first English edition was printed by the Craig and Barlow Publishing Company of Chicago. Marcel Trudel, Chiniquy (Trois Rivieres, Quebec: Editions du Bien Publiques, 1955), pp. xxi-xxii.
An examination of other editions of Fifty Years in the Church of Rome reveals that the editions vary only in the dedication pages. See, for example, the third edition--published in 1886 by William Drysdale & Co. of Montreal--and the forty-second edition--published in 1892 by the Craig Press of Chicago.
Chiniquy apparently was active in advertising the volume. The Illinois State Historical Library (hereinafter cited as ISHL) owns Mr. Editor, a broadside dated July 13, 1885, which was sent by Chiniquy to newspaper editors. The broadside warned of the dangers of Romanism, identified chapters about Abraham Lincoln, and requested a copy of the review when published. In a handwritten note at the bottom of the broadside, Chiniquy asked the editor to "give the book such criticism it deserves."
 New York Times, Jan. 17, 1899.
 Chiniquy, Fifty Years, pp. 654-57, 664.
 Ibid, pp. 691-92. For Morse's anti-Catholicism, see G.H.G. [George Harvey Genzmer], "Morse, Samuel Finley Breese", Dictonary of American Biography (1984).
 Chiniquy, Fifty Years, pp. 692-93.
 Ibid., pp. 693-96.
 Ibid., p. 698.
 Ibid., pp. 698-709.
 Fulton, Washington in the Lap of Rome (Boston: W. Kellaway, 1888), pp. iii, 115-35.
 J.D.W. [John D. Wade], "Fulton, Justin Dewey", Dictionary of American Biography (1931).
 Winifred Ernest Garrison, The March of Faith: The Story of Religion in America since 1865 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1971), pp. 211-12.
 W.H.B. [W.H. Burr], The Murder of Abraham Lincoln: Planned and Executed by Jesuit Priests (Indianapolis: Ironclad Age, 1893).
 Harris, Rome's Responsibility for the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Pittsburgh: Willams Publishing Co., 1897), pp. 6, 34.
 McCarty, The Suppressed Truth about the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Philadelphia: Burke McCarty, Pub., 1924), pp. 43-52.
 Ibid., p. 69.
 Charles Chiniquy, Assassination of Lincoln (Milan, Ill.: Rail Splitter Press ), pp. 1, 32.
 Thomas P. Meehan, "Lincoln's Opinion of
Catholics", Historical Records and Studies of the United States Catholic Historical Society, 16 (1924), 88.
 Fish, "Lincoln and Catholicism", American Historical Review, 29 (1924). 723-24.
 M. H. Wilcoxon, Abraham Lincoln's Vow Against the Catholic Church (Milan, Ill.: Rail Splitter Press, 1928).
 Roy P. Basler, ed., Lloyd Dunlap and Marion Dolores Pratt, asst. eds., Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. 1953-1955) - hereinafter cited as Collected Works. Neither is there any reference to Chiniquy in the supplement to the Collected Works, published twenty-one years later: Basler, ed,. Collected Works of
Abraham Lincoln: Supplement 1832-1865 (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974).
 Fulton, Lincoln's Assassination (Minneapolis: 0sterhus Pub. House [I960]), p. 2.
 McLoughlin, An Inquiry into the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Lyle Stuart, 1963). p. 8.
 Trudel, pp. 306-07.
 Barton, The Soul of Abraham Lincoln (New York:
George H. Doran Co., 1920), p. 188; Barton,
"Abraham Lincoln and the Eucharistic Congress", The Outlook, 143 (1926), 375.
 Barton, Soul of Abraham Lincoln, p. 196; Barton,
"Abraham Lincoln and the Eucharistic Congress", p.
 Lewis, Myths After Lincoln (New York: Harcourt, 1929), pp. 343-45.
 Hertz, Abraham Lincoln: A New Portrait (New York: Horace Liveright, 1931), 1, 55-56. See also Edgar
DeWitt Jones, Lincoln and the Preachers (1948; rpt. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970), pp.
27-28; Clarence Edward Macartney, Lincoln and the
Bible (New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949), pp. 92-96. A more recent student of Lincoln's
religious views, William J. Wolf, was suspicious of
Chiniquy but believed that he "did have interviews"
with the President. See Wolf, The Almost Chosen People: A Study of the Religion of Abraham Lincoln (Garden City,
N.Y.: Doubleday, 1959), p. 26.
 Chiniquy, Fifty Years, pp. 617-42, 653-61, 664.
 "Complaint of Peter Spink, Feb. 3, 1855," photostat, Spink v. Chiniquy file, ISHL. Henry Clay Whitney stated in 1892 that Chiniquy's offending statement was
made in a sermon. Whitney, Life on the Circuit with Lincoln. Introduction and notes by Paul M. Angle (Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1940), pp. 73-75.
 Whitney, p. 75. Spink petitioned for the change of venue; he claimed that he could not receive a fair trial in Kankakee because of "the prejudice of the judge." See "Petition of Peter Spink," Nov. 13,1855, photostat, Spink v. Chiniquy File, ISHL.
 "Peter Spink vs. Charles Chiniquy ",
Herndon-Weik MSS. Library of Congress (microfilm
in ISHL). The ISHL Lincoln Collection contains a
photostat of a second copy, mostly in Lincoln's handwriting, but with three lines written by others, probably other attorneys involved in the compromise settlement.
 ISHL does have a photostat in its Lincoln collection of the handwritten bill for services that Lincoln gave Chiniquy. The document reads: "Urbana, May 23, 1856 - Due A. Lincoln Fifty dollars for value
received." It is signed "C. Chiniquy."
 Davis memorandum, Sept. 20, 1866. Herndon-Weik MSS.
 Nicolay to William H. Herndon, May 27, 1865,
 Chiniquy to Lincoln, Sept. 29, 1862, Robert Todd
Lincoln Collection. Library of Congress (hereinafter
cited as RTL Collection).
 Evening Star (Washington. D.C.), June 9, 10. 1864; New York Times, June 10, 1864; Public Ledger (Philadelphia), June 10, 1864. The account quoted in Collected Works, VII. 380-82, is taken from the New York Tribune, June 10, 1864. All newspaper accounts agree on essentials regarding the event.
 Apparently this is the same A. Chester who edited
the Kankakee Gazette from 1853 to 1856; see Collected
Works, IV. 30. Chester is known to have been a friend
of Lincoln's: he was a lawyer at one time, campaigned for Lincoln in 1864, asked the President for political
jobs for friends and himself, and provided some letters of recommendation for people wishing to see the President. See Chester to Lincoln, April 25, June 25, Dec. 16, 1863, and March 3, Aug. 8, Oct. 21, Nov. 15, Dec. 8, 1864 - all in RTL Collection.
 Enclosed with the letter is a broadside that
endorses the school and requests funds: Alex. F. Kemp, To the Christian Public, Montreal, May 9. 1864.
 Earl Schenck Miers, William E. Baringer. C. Percy
Powell, eds. Lincoln Day by Day: A Chronology, 1809-1865 (Washington, D.C.: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1960), III, 264: Theodore Calvin Pease
and James G. Randall, eds., The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning: Volume 1, 1850-1864, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Vol. 20 (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1925), p. 672. Chiniquy's Canadian biographer presented what he considered only a partial list of Chiniquy's untruths and concluded "les mensonges de Chiniquy sont legion" ("The lies of Chiniquy are legion"); Trudel, pp.
 The most recent pamphlet of this genre seen by
the author is Father Charles Chiniquy, The Gift
(Philadelphia: Continental Press [ca. 1974]). Chiniquy was described as a "friend of Abraham Lincoln."