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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Notes.

Note from page 498: 1. The original of this letter is not in the Herndon-Weik Collection, and its location is unknown. Fortunately, the original was in the collection when consulted by Albert J. Beveridge in the 1920s, and the text given here is transcribed from a white on black photostat in the Beveridge Papers that lacks the final page of the letter. The text for this missing page, which appears within brackets, is taken from an accompanying transcript. Two typographical errors in the transcript — "pice" and "Douke" — are assumed to have been made by the typist and have been corrected.

Note from page 499: 2. Presumably, Thomas Brown (1778 — 1820), a Scottish philosopher, whose Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind (1820) had a considerable vogue in England and America in the 1830s; William Paley (1743 — 1805), an English divine, whose writings on the natural basis for Christian beliefs were widely read in the nineteenth century.

Note from page 499: 3. See Calhoun's Senate speech of January 13, 1834, in Robert E. Meriwether, W. Edwin Hemphill, and Clyde N. Wilson, eds., The Papers of John C. Calhoun, (1959 — ), 12:214.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed to William H. Herndon' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon498.html
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