Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Lincoln” in chapter 17 of William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik:

...e or help prepare some of his speeches. I know that other and abler friends of Lincoln have been asked the same question. To people who made such enquiries I always responded, You don't understand Mr. Lincoln . No man ever asked less aid then he; his confidence in his own ability to meet the requirements of every hour was so marked that his friends never thought of tendering their aid, and therefore no o...

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