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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=herndon349.html


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Notes.

Note from page 349: 1. Clement L. Vallandigham, an Ohio congressman, was tried and convicted of treason by a military court in 1863.

Note from page 349: 2. Presumably the Ohio congressman and later general Robert C. Schenck.

Note from page 350: 3. This paragraph has a large "X" drawn through it, as though stricken, but it is not clear who drew it or why.

Note from page 350: 4. According to WHH, "a suit brought by Lincoln and myself to compel a pension agent to refund a portion of a fee which he had withheld from the widow of a revolutionary soldier" (H&W [1889], 340 — 42). WHH identifies Erastus Wright by name in his letter to JWW, Nov. 12, 1885, HW. AL's client seems to have been an acquaintance from his New Salem days, Rebecca Thomas, for whom he appeared in court on November 16, 1846. See Paul H. Verduin, "A New Lincoln Discovery: Rebecca Thomas, His 'Revolutionary War Widow,'" Lincoln Herald 98:1 (Spring 1996): 3 — 11.

Note from page 350: 5. Not a law suit but a verbal assault in a political speech that reduced Thomas to tears. For other references to this incident, see the index.

Note from page 350: 6. Holland.

Note from page 350: 7. WHH probably intended to write "party."

Note from page 350: 8. Amzi McWilliams, a Bloomington attorney.

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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=herndon349.html
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