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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney (Statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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536. Henry C. Whitney (Statement for William H. Herndon).

[1887?]

In looking over the Life of Lincoln by Chauncey F. Black. I can see that he has given a false coloring to many of the assumed facts. It would have been a much more readable book had you written it out in full. Fell [1] told me at great length of the mode he adopted to induce Lamon to change the statements shewing the connection between our friend & Abe Enlow. Under the circumstances, suppositions & possibilities I don't see how Lincoln received the name of "Abraham"? Do you know?

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4002

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney (Statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon650a.html
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