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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Grigsby, Nathaniel. 'Nathaniel Grigsby 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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125. Nathaniel Grigsby to William H. Herndon.

Gentryville, Jan. 21st. 1866

Sir:

I am seated this good evening to try to answe some questions you wish to now which i sall do to the bes of my recollection. you wish to now what songs the commin people sung we sung what is called carnel songs and love songs i cannot repeat any of them at this time We sung a song called Barbra allen also we sung the Silk Merchant daughter and others i do not recollect the religious people sung Am i a solder of the Cross, a folier of the lamb and O When shall i se Jesus and reign with him above and Come thou fount of every blessing and Jesus my all to heaven is gone he whom i fix my hopes upon, [1] they were the most commin songs

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Grigsby, Nathaniel. 'Nathaniel Grigsby 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=herndon168.html
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