Archer G. Shaw, ed, Library of Congress, intro. (1950). William F. Elkins Ltr. (Nov. 21, 1864), VERIFIED, The Lincoln Encyclopedia; the spoken and written words of A. Lincoln, 416 pgs., pp. 20, 40, 64. Macmillan Company.
“As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless.”