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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, J. Rowan. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon006b.html


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Clay whigs in all the State Henry Clay was his favorite of all the great men of the Nation he allbut worshiped his name as well as my self therefore we agread Perfectly in Politics he Came to my house near iland Grove [6] During harvest there was some 30 men in the field he got his Diner and went out to the field where the men ware at wort i gave him & entroduction and the Boys said that they Could Not vote for a man unless he Could make a hand well Said he Boys if that is all i am shure of your votes he took hold of the Cradle Led the way all the Round with Perfect ease the Boys was satisde and i dont think he Lost a vote in the Croud — the next Day was speaking at Burlin [7] he went from my house with Doct Barrett the man that had asked me whoe this man Lincoln was; i told him that he was a Canidate for the Legislator he lafed and said Cant the party Raise No Beter Materials than that i said goe tomorrow and here all Before you pronounce judgement when he Come Back i said Dock what say you Now why sir he is a perfect take in he Knows more than all of them Put to gether he was elected By a Large Majority over all the ticket and his whole ticket was Elected Composed of A G Herndon W F Elkin J T Sturt N W Edwards Jobe Fletcher Dan Stone Andrew MCormack A Lincoln the other men i Doe Not Remenber the Name of the Ballance of his Carear you know yourself you Can take this & Remade it to suit your self i may Be mistaken in Dates But Not in the man or his history for the Most of it is from Personal Knoledge and facts

Yours truly
J. R. Herndon

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2116-18; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:526-32

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Herndon, J. Rowan. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon006b.html
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