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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed (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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20. Joshua F. Speed (William H. Herndon interview) [1]

[by June 10, 1865?]

2 Pennsylvania Women — Speed — Gen Dana — 2 weeks before hed died — Snatched out a thorn — planted a rose — one women Kneelded — L. took her up Saying dont pry to me. The other Lady — a modest one — a real dignified lady walked up to L. in a lady like way & Said Mr L taking one of his hands in both hers & Said — Mr L I thank you I never shall see you again — I hope to meet you in heaven — L then took her hands in his — walked with them to the door — & said — I dont know that I will eve get to heaven.


Lincoln was Simple and never above acknowleging his ignorance &c — machinery — words — Customs — Etiquette &c —


Don Quixott — The Bable — Esops Fables — Shakespear — Burns — Byron —

Speed says Lincon came here in 1835 — 6 Winter


Forquer

Did not wish to kill Shields [2] — Sometimes thought others — the very thought was agony —

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Lincoln was at Chicago after his Election — Saw Speed — &c. Jany or Feby. 1860. [3]

Speed heard Lincoln Speak her in 1836 Forquer attacked him & Lincoln replied — [4]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3794 — 95; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:392 — 93

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed (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=herndon031.html
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