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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Enos, P. P. 'P. P. Enos (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
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338. P. P. Enos (William H. Herndon Interview) [1].

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P. P. Enos

Tells this as a fact. A man was making Some improvements about Mr Lincolns house: the thing to be done, Could not be fixed and Completed without Cutting

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down a pretty & valuable Shade tree in front of the house. The workman told Mrs L that the tree would have to Come down or the plan altered. "Cut the tree down," Said Mrs L'. The man did not want to do it — went to See Mr L. and stated what would have to be done. Mr L Said — "Have you seen Mrs L." "Yes was the reply" of the man " — Then in God's name cut it down clean to the roots" Said Mr L'.

Again — (P.P.E. Says) — Once while A. Y. Ellis was P.M,[ERROR: no link 2:2] L Came off the Circuit — went to P.O after Eating his Supper — read the letters — Cracked jokes &c — till about 11oc (Night time.) Lincoln Said all at once "Well I hate to go home." Said Ellis "come down to my house and Stay all night — Know you hate to disturb your family — So Lincoln went and avided — well — well —

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3876; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:173 — 74

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Enos, P. P. 'P. P. Enos (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=herndon448b.html
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