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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Davis, James. 'James Davis (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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sell by the Gallon — quart or pint — not otherwise — . The Herndon's probably had the blankenship goods — Radford had a grocery Store — salt, pepper & such like things — with whiskey. It is said Green bought this out & instantly sold to Lincoln & Berry — Lincoln & Berry broke — Berry subsequently Kept a doggery — a whiskey saloon, as I do now or did — Am a democrat — never agreed in politics with Abe: he was an honest man. Give the devil his due: he never sold whiskey by the dram in New Salem. I was in town every week for years — Know I think, all about it — I always drank my drams & drank at Berry's often — ought to Know — Lincoln got involved, as I think in the first operation — Salem hill was a Barren [1]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3837, Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3839; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:384 — 85

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Davis, James. 'James Davis (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon529b.html
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