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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harris, John T. 'John T. Harris 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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100. John T. Harris to William H. Herndon.

Harrisonburg, Va. Nov. 1st 1865.

Dear Sir:

After recovery from a long spell of illness I find your letter of the 25 Sept. & hasten to say so soon as I can learn accurately the facts desired by you from the "Oldest inhabitant" I will write you in full.

I Know all the Lincolns in this Country now living and I must rely on those much older than myself for correct information. I hope Mr. Shutt did not advise you to write to me on account of my age as being a cotemporary of the elder Lincolns (or as formerly pronounced here) Link-horns. Those I Know in this country are highly respectable & exceedingly stubborn people or such as are popularly denominated "bull-headed."

I think our records or those of Augusta will give the Wills & deeds of his Ancestors & might be of interest in your Book — I will make the examination, tho' a Gen'l by the name Hunter [1] burnt most of our records & I fear those with the rest.

Regards to Shutt

Yours Resfully
John T. Harris

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2385; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:1 — 2

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harris, John T. 'John T. Harris 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=herndon141a.html
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