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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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232. John T. Harris to William H. Herndon.

Harrisonburg Va. Sept 15th 1866

Dear Sir:

Yours red. on yesterday and I proceeded to answer at once. I hope I have answered satisfactorily. But in the Lincoln matter, I find it more difficult Enclosed I send you a draft that an old and intelligent friend gave me, who Knew the Lincoln family intimately and lived adjoining them. It was our intention to fill the blanks, but I have almost despaired & send you the skeleton as it is.

How are parties getting on in your State? I presume the Radicals will carry it. Logan, [1] I see out-Herods, Herod. He has changed slightly, since he was going to Kill old Kellogg [2] for abusing the Democracy in the winter of 1860. How is [Tritt?]? which side does he take? McClearnand is right I see. I hope for the best.

By-the-by how much can good lawyers (I mean good lawyers!) make in Springfield and other cities of your State? Answer me on this —

I am Circuit Judge now, but would prefer a larger income.

Write me the political prospects as they really are.

Yours Truly
John T. Harris
not John "G."

As I am on the subject of names, is your first initial N. or W.? You so write it I cannot distinguish and am in superscription, driven to Copy

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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=herndon338a.html
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