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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Graham, Mentor. 'Mentor Graham 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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58. Mentor Graham to William H. Herndon.

Petersburg July 15th 1865

Dear Sir,

In reply to your inquiries in regard to our much lamented Lincoln, he was good, and great as he was good, as he was good, Great not like Caesar staind in blood But only great as he was good.

I said to you in your first inquiries the first time I saw him was at the election in New Salem in 1830 I saw him frequently when a lad about 12 years of age though was not personally acquainted with him this was at his residence at his place of birth in the winter of 1819 & 20 [1] I went to school in the County of Hardin Ky, adjoing Green Co where I was raised, during my attendance at this school I

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Graham, Mentor. 'Mentor Graham 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=herndon075b.html
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