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:

...formation of his cabinet. In his autobiography Mr. Weed relates numerous incidents of this visit. He was one day opposing the claims of Montgomery Blair who aspired to a cabinet appointment, when Mr. Lincoln inquired of Weed whom he would recommend. Henry winter Davis, was the response. David Davis, I see, has been posting you up on this question, retorted Lincoln. He has Davis on the brain. I...

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