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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Davis, David. 'David Davis (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon346.html


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Note from page 346: 1. In a manuscript entitled "Lincoln as Lawyer — Politician & Statesman" (Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4190 — 4219), WHH, in quoting from his interviews with Davis, wrote in a margin: "While passing I wish to say that I examined Judge Davis in '66 at Bloomington and he dictated while I wrote. That writing is in my hand now" (Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4193). The contents of this manuscript were apparently based on §§240 — 42, §381, and §419 and were later adapted by JWW for their joint biography. Whether all these notes derive, like §§240 — 42, from the interviewing sessions of September 20 and 21, 1866, is not known.

Note from page 346: 2. AL and Davis became close friends and often traveled and roomed together on the circuit. As Davis attests, AL usually traveled the entire circuit with him twice a year during this period and was thus in his company a great deal. For an account of their experiences on the circuit that details some of the cases referred to in Davis's interviews with WHH, see Willard L. King, Lincoln's Manager: David Davis (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1960), 71 — 87.

Note from page 347: 3. See pp. 632 — 33.

Note from page 347: 4. Leonard Swett.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Davis, David. 'David Davis (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon346.html
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