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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, James A. 'James A. 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
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10. James A. Herndon to William H. Herndon.

Quincy May 29th 1865.

Der friend

I resivd your letter som since reusting mee to give you all the information consirning A Lincolns Eirley life so far as I new which I wood have done bee fore this if it had not bin on account of Sickness in my famly well in the firste place I took your letter to Rowen Herndon nooing hee cood give a mutch better histry of Mr Lincoln than I cood. Mr Lincoln borded with hin som time in Salam I Saw J. R. H yesterday hee told Mee hee Sirtnly wood attend to It rite of & give the names of All the canadats I bee came acqanted with Mr Lincoln in 1832 Somtine in the Spring during Durin that Summer J R H & My Self moove A Stock of Goods to Salam after Mr Lincoln was beeting for office him & Wm Barry bought out our Stock I new but littel a bout him after that untell hee came to Springfiled tha Speach he made was at Paps Vill on Ritchland creek at Mr SmithsNote from page 1: thar was a large gethering thar on account of a Sale of goods hee was the only canadate thar & was call on to make a Speach

hee commence by Saying Fellow Sitisens I have bin Solisated by many frends to bee come a canadate for the ledeslator I have So concluded to do I prosume you all no ho i am My Name is Abraham Lincoln My politcks is Short & Sweet Like and old womans dance I am in favor of nashonal Bank high & protectif Tarrif & the internal improvement System

if Ellected I will bee thankful if beeting I can do as I have bin doing worke for

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a livingNote from page 2: this is a bout all I now plees excuse this My love to all and your wif in pertickler let mee her from you a pon the resite of this

yours in haste
James A H

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2135 — 36; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:547 — 49

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, James A. 'James A. 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=herndon016.html
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