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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hosey, Louisa. 'Louisa Hosey? (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 730: 1. This interview appears in JWW's account of being sent by WHH to question a former client about AL's professional behavior and his "demeanor and conduct toward the fair sex." The client was a woman who, "handicapped by a shady reputation, had landed in court charged with keeping a house of ill-repute or some like offense." The case occurred "at an early day," according to WHH, and the woman is said to be reformed and "leading a correct and becoming life" (Weik, 82-83). A search of the records compiled by the Lincoln Legal Papers Project indicates that People v. Joseph Klein and Louisa Hosey is the only case that seems to fit this description. A charge of fornication and adultery was brought in Sangamon County in 1843, which, after a change of venue to Menard County, was dismissed by the prosecution in June 1845.


Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hosey, Louisa. 'Louisa Hosey? (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon730.html
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