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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Crawford, Elizabeth. 'Elizabeth Crawford 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=herndon215b.html


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155. Elizabeth Crawford to William H. Herndon.

feb the 21 1866

dear Ser

your letter of the 5th Came to hand in due time and we Should have Ancerd it Sooner but our buisness bin so that we could not conveniently have time you wished me to tell you whether Abraham lincoln ever made Any pretensions of religeon during his Stay in this country I never heard of his ever making any such pretensions I dont think he ever did though he Seemed to be A well wisher he went to meeting Some times and was well behaved you also wished to know what Songes he used to Sing I cant remember many of them he use to Sing one that was cauld John adconsons lementation and one that was cauld william riley and one that was made about gineral Jackson and John adams at the time thay ware anominated for the presidency [1] though I cant memorise but verry little of any of them he Sang but verry little when he was about the house he was not noisy as to his Jesturs or Jokes I cant recolect though he had A good many I will give you as much of his favorite Songs as I can memorise as follows

John Adconsons Lementation

O Sinners poor sinners take warning by me
the fruits of transgressing behold now and See
my Sole is tormented my body confined
my friends and dear children left weeping behind

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Crawford, Elizabeth. 'Elizabeth Crawford 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=herndon215b.html
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