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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Grigsby, Nathaniel. 'Nathaniel Grigsby (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=herndon127.html


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is Nat. Lincoln then walked over the benches and over the heads of his hearers — Came rolling — took G by the hand Shook it most Cordially — Said a few words — went back — commenced his remarks where he had Stopt — finished his Speech — told G that he must stay with him all night — Slept at Col Jones' — When we had gone to bed and way in the night a Cat Commenced mewing and scratching — making a fuss generally — Lincoln got up in the dark and Said — Kitty — Kitty — Pussy — Pussy. The cat Knew the voice & manner Kind — went to Lincoln — L rubbed it down — Saw the Sparkling — L took up the Cat — Carried it to the door & gently rubbed it again and again Saying Kitty — Kitty &c — then gently put it down closed the doors — Commenced telling Stories & talking over old times —

As we were going down to Thompsons G told me this Story — which I had heard before. A man by the name of Chas Harper was going to mill — had an Extremely long wheat bag on the horse and was met by sister Gordon — who said to Bro Harper — Bro H your bag is too long — No said Bro Harper — it is only too long in the summer. They were Bro and Sister in the church — Mrs Gordon told her husband of the vulgar — Gordon [2] made a fuss — had a church trial — Lincoln got the Secret — wrote a witty piece of Poetry on the scenes & Conversations — The Poetry of Abe was good — witty — &c as said by all who read it.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2357 — 58; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:94

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Grigsby, Nathaniel. 'Nathaniel Grigsby (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=herndon127.html
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