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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Elliott, Wesley. 'Wesley Elliott (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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336. Wesley Elliott (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

Wesly Elliott — aged about 46 years of age [1]

Says my Father moved into the County 1 Mile north of the city on the Athens road in the Spring of 1831. He was the owner & Keeper of a two story log Cabin and for a tavern — had a passage between East & west room — was on the south side of Jefferson Street fronting north opposite Capps grocery — west of the Chicago and St Rail Road depot about 300 yards — The Tavern had a porch in front of it up & down — ie to each story — The Sign was a fine fat buck with fine horns pointed: he was painted proudly Standing & as it were Stamping: the deer looked north East — at as appeared at your fathers Indian Queen — a tavern Sign. The boys one night shot the deer full of bullet holes — he looked as if he ought to be dead yet he Stood on the Sign and Swung — My father about 1832 Sold the old

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Elliott, Wesley. 'Wesley Elliott (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=herndon447b.html
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