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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Carpenter, Francis B. 'Francis B. Carpenter 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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411. Francis B. Carpenter to William H. Herndon.

New York Dec 24th 1866

My dear Sir,

Many thanks for your letters of the 11th. 13. 17. and 18th. — The longest letter that of the 11th interested me profoundly. I think you are right. The truth is what the world wants. Lincoln's love for Anne Rutledge, may yet loosen up the history like Dante's for Beatrice, or Petrarch for Laura, — We are too near to him. (& were the great public) to profoundly appreciate these revelations.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Carpenter, Francis B. 'Francis B. Carpenter 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=herndon520.html
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