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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harriott, James. 'James Harriott (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=herndon703.html


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597. James Harriott (William H. Herndon Interview).

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Judge Harriott

Says that Mr Lincoln told him that Mrs Armstrong [1] first Saw and spoke to Mr Lincoln: he Said that L told him that when he L Came to Salem that the Clary boys intended to whip L & run him off — [can him?] &c — he threw Jack Armstrong — : L came to Beardstown and defended the Prisoner chgd nothing — had an old almanac — L did not Know it — no one noticed it — L. believed that the principle witness was true — moon theory [2] Saved the boy — There was no Excitement — no furror — no Enthusiasm: it was a Common trial — Generally the article [3] from beginning to End is a humbug —

Metzker [4] was the killed. One man [5] was Sent to the Penitentiary for the Same

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harriott, James. 'James Harriott (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=herndon703.html
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