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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wartmann, J.W. 'J. W. Wartmann 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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223. J. W. Wartmann to William H. Herndon.

Rockport Indiana Sept 4. 1866.

My Dear Sir

Your favor of a late date Enclosing a news-paper paragraph, and making inquiries in regard to a Miss Wood &c, came duly to hand. I have made diligent inquiry, and find there is nothing in the story. Old Mr Wood, at Elizabeth — (whom you saw when there) has a daughter named Elizabeth, who is near Mr Lincoln's age and who knew and associated somewhat with Mr L. There never was a proposition of marriage made to her by L. though Mr L occasionally visited her. This Elizabeth Wood (still living in this Co') first married Samuel Hammond. Hammond died some years ago, and she married one Michael Trumper — , who is still living and resides not far from Grandview in this Co.' Mrs Gentry — , whom you also saw when here, says there is nothing in the story.

I saw also Nathl and Redmond Grigsby, who state there is nothing in it.

Command me at any time when I can serve you.

We dont go "my policy" [1] "much" in these parts.

Judge DeBruler is our Union Candidate for Congress in this Dist.

This is Court week and I am quite hurried.

Very truly
Your friend
J.W. Wartmann

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2627; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:167 — 68

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wartmann, J.W. 'J. W. Wartmann 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=herndon330a.html
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