How many words are in the Gettysburg Address?

It depends on which version, as there are five known manuscripts to Mr. Lincoln's address. The two most referenced have 270 and 268, while the version printed in the New York Times (1863) has 263 words.

The count of Lincoln's signed Bliss copy (with "under God") has 270 words. This is reduced to 267 words if the words "can not" are written properly as "cannot."