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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Ellis, Abner Y. 'Abner Y. Ellis (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Notes.

Note from page 170: 1. A coarse, heavy linen used in making clothes.

Note from page 171: 2. Presumably Eli C. Blankenship (1800 — 1865), a Springfield merchant.

Note from page 171: 3. The Concert Hall was on the north side of Washington Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

Note from page 171: 4. Work shoes made of hard, coarse black leather.

Note from page 171: 5. Ellis probably copied this from the Illinois State Journal. See §10, note 2.

Note from page 171: 6. Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, George Balcombe: A Novel (New York, 1836).

Note from page 172: 7. Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776).

Note from page 172: 8. Constantin F. Volney, The Ruins; or, A Survey of the Revolutions of Empires (New York, 1796 [first American translation]).

Note from page 172: 9. Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz (1800 — 1856).

Note from page 172: 10. Caroline Lee Hentz, The Mob Cap: And Other Tales (Philadelphia, 1850?).

Note from page 172: 11. "Cousin Sally Dilliard" is by Hamilton C. Jones (1798 — 1868); the others are not identified.

Note from page 172: 12. Followers of William Miller (1782 — 1849), a New York farmer, who predicted that the world would end between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844.

Note from page 173: 13. Bowling Green's Masonic funeral took place in Petersburg on September 3, 1842, several months after his death in February. For other references, see the index.

Note from page 173: 14. Elizabeth Hanks, who married Reason Ray and, after his death, married Samuel Dillon in 1837.

Note from page 173: 15. William Butler.

Note from page 173: 16. Jesse K. Dubois.

Note from page 174: 17. See also §326.

Note from page 174: 18. The next page of the document.

Note from page 174: 19. Cf. §51.

Note from page 174: 20. James Dougherty Henry (1797? — 1834), sheriff of Sangamon County at this time.

Note from page 175: 21. See p. 173, note 14.

Note from page 175: 22. Cf. §310.

Note from page 175: 23. A Protestant sect (also known as Disciples of Christ), founded in Pennsylvania in 1809 by Thomas Campbell (1763 — 1854) and his son, Alexander Campbell (1788 — 1866).

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Ellis, Abner Y. 'Abner Y. Ellis (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon170.html
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