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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Matheny, James H. 'James H. Matheny (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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555. James H. Matheny (Jesse W. Weik Interview).

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Matheney

In 1839 — 40 Shoemaker who whipped his wife and lived back of Hoffman's row. Lincoln Evan Butler Noah Rickard & Matheney Notifed him if he ever did so again they would whip him. He did so and L & the others tied him to a post near a well back of Court House stripped his shirt — sent for his wife — who whaled him tremendously L. wanted to do it himself a few days before.

Sep 12 '88

Matheney says has heard Tiger tell the story of Mrs L. and his niece dozens of times. [1] T. said Ls answer took the starch out of him

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Matheny also says young men serenaded Mary Todd few days after arrival with flute fiddle and old time instruments. Next night she was at party. Met one Peck one of the players. On being introduced to him she made such sneering allusions to the music. Said she had met him (Peck) before, referring to the serenade. "That music" responded Peck who was a wild frolicsome fellow was intended for Susan" the servant at Edwards's. [2]

Illinois State Historical Library: Weik Papers, box 2, Memorandum Book 2

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Matheny, James H. 'James H. Matheny (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=herndon667b.html
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