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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Riggin, Augustus K. 'Augustus K. Riggin (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
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494. Augustus K. Riggin (William H. Herndon Interview).

[March 7, 1887 [1]]

Gustavus Riggin — once Clk of Menard Cir Co Said that during a Court in 1842 of Menard Co Lamborn — Douglas — Logan — Stuart [2] &c many of the big lawyers of the State attended Court — and that his father [3] attended Court during that Session — Father Said to me — "I wish I could raise a Son as big as Lincoln is bound to be if he lives — I have heard all three men speak at the bar and on the stump for some years and Lincoln is the greatest of them all. I say this to you, my son, though I am a democrat" [4]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3842

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Riggin, Augustus K. 'Augustus K. Riggin (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=herndon603b.html
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