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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Mary Todd. 'Mary Todd Lincoln (William H. Herndon 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=herndon359.html


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Note from page 360: 3. Julia Baker, MTL's niece, the daughter of Ninian W. and Elizabeth Edwards and the wife of Illinois State Journal editor Edward L. Baker, was rumored to have kept too close company with gentlemen other than her husband during a White House visit in 1864. See Justin G. Turner and Linda Turner, eds., Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters (New York, 1972), 187 — 88.

Note from page 360: 4. Quoting from this interview in a draft chapter for his biography, WHH glossed this passage thus: "Mrs. Lincoln told me in 1866 in Springfield in her Examination by me at the St Nicolas Hotel that Mr. Lincolns philosophy was "what is to be will be and no cares (prayers of ours can arrest nor reverse the decree. I have heard him Say the Same thing Substantially and so have many others in and around Springfield Illinois his home and where he lies buried — Entomed" (Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4261). WHH's point seems to be that he had heard this maxim from Lincoln in a different form: "no prayers of ours can reverse the decree."

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Mary Todd. 'Mary Todd Lincoln (William H. Herndon 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=herndon359.html
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