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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, J. Rowan. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon006b.html


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Notes.

Note from page 6: 1. James A. Herndon and John Rowan Herndon were brothers and also cousins of WHH.

Note from page 6: 2. Capt. Joseph Artus sent WHH four letters (June 13 and 21, 1865, Oct. 31, 1865, Nov. 3, 1866) about this alleged contact with Lincoln on the Mississippi River in 1832. The editors consider this a clear case of mistaken identity, and Artus's letters have not been included in this edition.

Note from page 7: 3. Papstown or Papsville was located west of Springfield, on Richland Creek.

Note from page 7: 4. See this writer's letter to WHH of June 21, 1865, where he identifies himself as the man attacked.

Note from page 7: 5. John Calhoun was surveyor of Sangamon County after March 2, 1833. The date of AL's appointment as Calhoun's deputy is not known; his earliest known survey was recorded on January 14, 1834.

Note from page 8: 6. The Island Grove neighborhood is roughly twelve miles west of Springfield in Sangamon County.

Note from page 8: 7. Berlin is a village in Island Grove Township, west of Springfield.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, J. Rowan. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon006b.html
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