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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harding, Jacob. 'Jacob Harding to 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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429. Jacob Harding to William H. Herndon.

Paris, Ills. Jan. 7th, 1867.

My dear Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 31st ult., I send you copies of two letters from Mr. Lincoln to myself — one written in 1854, the other in 1855. I submit them both, entire, to your discretion. These are all I have been able, so far, to find. I remember having received an article intended as editorial for my paper, to which you allude, but I have not been able to find it — nor can I now recollect even the substance of it. I did not use it because I had long before made it a rule to publish nothing, on editorial; not written by myself, or by my co-editor, when I had an assistant. Had I thought it expedient to suspend the rule for any one, it would have been done for Mr. Lincoln, for he stood higher in my estimation than any other

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man in the State. Indeed, I was among the first, if not the very first in the editorial corps of Illinois, who proposed him for the presidency in 1860. Should I find that article you desire a copy of, I will cheerfully comply with your request.

Respectfully, yours &c.
J. Harding,

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harding, Jacob. 'Jacob Harding to 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=herndon542.html
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