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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html


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Carman, Caleb (1805-88).

Born in Canada in 1805, Carman came to Illinois about 1820 with his father, who ran a saw and grist mill at Sangamo Town on the Sangamon River. Carman first knew AL in 1831, when AL was helping to build a flatboat near Sangamo Town, and later at New Salem, where Carman worked as a carder and shoemaker and took in AL as a boarder. (Onstot; McKenzie)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' 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=herndon737.html
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