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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Graham, Mentor. 'Mentor Graham to William H. Herndon' 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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Notes.

Note from page 8: 1. This is one of several early interviews written out by WHH in the form of a letter addressed to himself and signed by the interviewee.

Note from page 9: 2. Poll books show that AL voted in New Salem at the August 1, 1831, election and that the clerks were Mentor Graham and Abram Bergen.

Note from page 9: 3. Lincoln clerked for Offutt in the fall of 1831 and winter of 1832.

Note from page 9: 4. AL traveled to New Orleans for Offutt but, according to his own account, returned via St. Louis. For AL walking to New Salem from Beardstown, see §§9, 14, 15, 25, 56.

Note from page 9: 5. Petersburg was first laid out in 1832 or 1833 by its original promoters, Peter Lukins and George Warburton. The townsite was purchased by Hezekiah King and John Taylor and resurveyed by AL in 1836. See Miller, 293.

Note from page 10: 6. John Vance's name was mistakenly rendered "Vaner" in H&W (1889).

Note from page 10: 7. Samuel Kirkham, A Compendium of English Grammar, Accompanied by an Appendix of Familiar Lectures; Containing a New Systematic Mode of Parsing; Likewise Exercises in False Syntax and a Key to the Exercises: Designed for the Use of Private Learners and Schools (1823). The edition in the Rutledge family that Lincoln was said to have used, now in the Library of Congress, was published at Cincinnati in 1826.

Note from page 10: 8. Flattened rings of iron or circles of rope thrown at a pin, as in the game of horseshoes.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Graham, Mentor. 'Mentor Graham to William H. Herndon' 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=herndon008.html
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