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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Gillespie, Joseph. 'Joseph Gillespie 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=herndon505.html


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studied history except in connection with politics with the exception of the history of the Netherlands and of the revolutions of 1640 & 1688 in England and of our revolutionary struggle he regarded it as of triffling value as "teaching by example" Indeed he thought that history as generally written was altogether to unreliable In this connexion he alluded to the fact that Gen J. D. Henry the most prominent figure in the black Hawk war of 1832 was completely ignored by the historians He also referred to the almost universal belief that a spirited passage at arms took place in Congress between Tristram Burgess & John Randolph when as Mr Lincoln said he never believed they had been in Congress together[ERROR: no link 2:2]

The above is about all I can scrape up relating to Mr Lincoln If it is of any use to you you are welcome to it

your friend
J Gillespie

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2869 — 73

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Gillespie, Joseph. 'Joseph Gillespie 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=herndon505.html
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