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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harrison, George M. 'George M. Harrison 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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437. George M. Harrison to William H. Herndon.

Richland Jan'y 29th 1867 —

Mr. Herndon:

I will proceed to answer some of your questions, as well as I can. I would answer all if I could. Foot-racing when cool, and bathing swimming &c when warm, were favorite amusements or exercises. Our red boys and white, would frequently race against each other; and sometimes wrestle. In a short race, the white boys generally beat; but a very long race generally, if not always, resulted in favor of the

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Harrison, George M. 'George M. Harrison 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=herndon553.html
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