Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Lincoln” in chapter 1 of Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography:

...lacing the tallow dips and oil-lamps which were so inadequate that there was no alternative but to dismiss the school if the clouds obscured the sun. Many ambitious students of that time did as Mr. Lincoln did-gathered up old boards and pieces of wood which had resinous deposits, saving them carefully to burn judiciously in a fireplace, thus furnishing light by which to see to read at night. It was n...
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