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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Turnham, David. 'David Turnham 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=herndon129a.html


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85. David Turnham to William H. Herndon [1].

Elizabeth Ind. Sept. 16 1865.

Sir:

After you left my house, I found a law Book, I suppose the first law book that Lincoln ever saw. [2] I was acting constable at that time, is the way I got the book in my possession. The way I happened to find it was hunting for two books that Lincoln used to read a great deal while at my house; "Sinabad the Sailor" and "Scotts lessons," [3] they were entitled; those two I could not find.

Very Respectfully, Yours
David Turnham.

Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:180

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Turnham, David. 'David Turnham 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=herndon129a.html
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