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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Ellis, Abner Y. 'Abner Y. Ellis 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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131. Abner Y. Ellis to Willam H. Herndon.

Moro, Illinois Jany 30th 1866

Freind Herndon

I am in recipt of your favor of the 28th and its Contents flatters me verry much for I was fearful that you Could not make sense out of it — I did intend to Coppy it but laziness was my only Excuse and since I have wished a dozen time that I had. but their is No Use talking Now You have it as it is up to the time he Moved to your city Since then I have Said but little

I Shall Now endeavour to answer the questions proposed by you

Mr Lincoln I do not think belonged to any Secret Society Neither Masonic or Oddfellows I once heard Judge Denney [1] ask him if he was Not a Mason And his answer Was I do Not belong to any society except it be for the Good of my Country

The Judge asked him if he Was Not a Member of any Church his answer was No This Conversation was in the Store of Messrs Condell Jones &c [2] in the year of — 1844

I lived in New Salem in the Summer & fall of 1833 I left Mr Lincoln their. Rowen or James Herndon Was Not there at the time I Was

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Ellis, Abner Y. 'Abner Y. Ellis 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=herndon178.html
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