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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Goodpasture, Andrew H. 'Andrew H. Goodpasture' 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=herndon572b.html


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-- 573 --

And first the law of selfprotection was a law of necessity as evinced by our Fathers in casting the Tea over board, and aserting their rights to the persuit of life liberty & happiness. And that in this case it was the only defence the Ladies had: for Tanner, neither feared God nor regarded man.

Secondly, the law of the land or statute law: and that the Plantiff was recrelient to both. Third the Moral law or law of God, and this was with out any efect in the case before the jury. Gave some of his own observations upon the effects of Whiskey: and its ruin in society and that it should be arested: his feelings became deeply inlisted and such was his power in presenting truth and carrying his audiance with him that before he closed his speach many were bathed in tears, the Judge not excepted. When he sat dow the judge said "Ladies go home and if there is any fine wanted of you we will let you know it: but no fine has ever yet been called for.

These statements are substancally the same as given to the undersigned By Rev. R. D. Taylor who was present at the time.

A. H. Goodpasture [2]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3036 — 37

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Goodpasture, Andrew H. 'Andrew H. Goodpasture' 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=herndon572b.html
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