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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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Notes.

Note from page 667: 1. This relates to the story told earlier by Matheny to WHH (see §604). A note in JWW's memorandum book identifies "Tiger" as Jacob Taggart:

Jacob Taggarts daughter — Miller. moved from Ohio

Lost Story of Lincoln.

Miller whose niece had trouble with M Lincoln — latter put truck out on [pavement?] — Ms L. hit Taggart in face with broom — T. asked L for satisfaction Lincoln said to him "Cant you stand this 1 lick whe I have stood it 20 years". When Taggart hunted Lincoln up for satisfaction L. was in Laverty's store telling yarn.

The sentence "Ms L. hit . . . for satisfaction" was added later. See Weik Papers, inside cover of Memorandum Book 1, ISHL.

Note from page 667: 2. JWW expands on this story in The Real Lincoln, where he gives the date of the interview as March 1883 and Sally as the name of "the colored servant at the Edwards mansion" (98).

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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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