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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pinkerton, Allan. 'Allan Pinkerton Agency (Report Furnished to William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: report]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 293: 46. A piece of paper one by three inches is included in the manuscript at this point with the inscription, apparently in Ward Hill Lamon's hand: A falsehood of Allen Pinkerton the Detective — 161 — 3 — Book.
Marginal note: This is an infamous lie from beginning to end. — This Detective, Allen Pinkerton was angry with me because I would not take sides with him — and make a publication in his favor when he and Kenedy — the New York detective had the difficulty as to which of them the credit of saving Lincoln's life was due from the public — Ward H. Lamon. In 1866, John A. Kennedy, superintendent of the New York Metropolitan Police, claimed credit for uncovering the Baltimore Plot. See Cuthbert, 114 — 16, 151.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pinkerton, Allan. 'Allan Pinkerton Agency (Report Furnished to William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: report]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon267.html
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