Concentration of Wealth

Abraham Lincoln

[From a letter to Col. William F. Elkins, 21 November, 1864]

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ...corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money poer of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the peole until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.