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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Thompson, Ella A. 'Ella A. Thompson to Jesse W. Weik' 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=herndon645b.html


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532. Ella A. Thompson to Jesse W. Weik.

Portland Dec 16th/87

Dear Sir

Mrs Francis [1] desire me to say, that so many years have Elapsed since her connection with Mr Lincoln and Wife, that if she ever knew anything concerning

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them, which would have been worthy of a place in your History, it has passed from her remembrance. She is in very feeble health, and it is very unwise to trouble her further about the matter. In regard to the Photographs while she feels honored at your desire thus to immortalize her, and her Husband, she must decline the honor, as she would rather not have her Husband, and self thus brought prominently before the public in connection with anything which might have transpired at their Home. Hoping this may be satisfactory and final.

I remain your truly
Miss E. J. Thompson

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4624

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Thompson, Ella A. 'Ella A. Thompson to Jesse W. Weik' 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=herndon645b.html
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