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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Armstrong, Hannah. 'Hannah Armstrong (William H. Herndon Interview)' 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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415. Hannah Armstrong (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1866]

Mrs. Jack Armstrong

Am the wife of Jack Armstrong — was so — Knew Abrm Lincoln in July or August 1831 — Know this by the birth of one of my children. Lincoln was clerking for Offutt at that time. I was living 4 M. from New Salem — Our acquaintance began then. Abe would Come out to our house — drink milk & mush — Corn bred — butter — bring the Children Candy — would rock the Cradle of my baby — the boy that was put on trial and the one Abe cleared [1] — while I got him Abe something to eat. Abe is one year older than I am — am now 55 years — My husband Jack Armstrong died — about 1857 — I foxed his pants — made his shirts — didn't made any buckskin pants — only foxed his surveyors pants [2]

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Armstrong, Hannah. 'Hannah Armstrong (William H. Herndon Interview)' 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=herndon525b.html
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