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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Barret, Sarah Rickard. 'Sarah Rickard Barret 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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551. Sarah Rickard Barret to William H. Herndon [1].

[August 12, 1888]

Sir

With a soar finger on my right hand I Get my Husband to do my writing. When I first met Mr Lincoln at Mr Butlers I was ten or twelve years of age. as I grew up he used to take me to little Entertainments the first was the Babes in the woods. he tooke me to the first Theater that ever played in Springfield. when I arrived at the age of 16 he became more attentive to me. I allway liked him as a friend but you know his pecular manner and his General deportment would not be likely to fasinate a young girl just entering the society world.

Mr Lincoln in after years used to say when I first met Sarah she was a little Girl wearing these Pantletts.

I agree with You that Mr Lincoln was very unfortunate in Marrage.

I remember very distinctly Thos[e] little Instances of our Young days.

Give my Respects to Your wife and accept the same to Your self

Sarah A Barret

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3840

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Barret, Sarah Rickard. 'Sarah Rickard Barret 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=herndon665a.html
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