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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Eastman, Zebina. 'Zebina Eastman 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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112. Zebina Eastman to William H. Herndon.

Bristol, Jan 2 1866

Dear Sir

Seeing your name in a Chicago paper a few days ago, in connection with a lecture on the character of Mr Lincoln,[ERROR: no link 1 ref=:1] reminds me of old times. It is many years since I saw you at Springfield, when I came their with Cassius M. Clay. [2] I then learned that Mr. Lincoln's law partner was a thorough abolitionist, and that was yourself. Perhaps you were not aware at the time what my particular desire was in visiting Springfield, and particularly in my inquiry of you. It was to learn from some thing nearer than public report, and public life, what were Mr. Lincolns particular feelings and scruples in regard to the colored people of the United States.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Eastman, Zebina. 'Zebina Eastman 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=herndon149b.html
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