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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
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69. J. Rowan Herndon to William H. Herndon.

Quincy August 16 1865

Friend Will

i Recieved yours of the 31st some Days since But have Been so Buisy Shiping Government Property to Stlouis that i have failed to Ancer untell this Date so you must excuse me for Delying in ancer to your first Qustion his habits was very study and as to the Books & Papers he Rad thay ware of such as he Could Borrow he had the use of such as i had shuch as the Life of Jeferson Washington Clay & Webster he Read all of histry that he Could Get hold of he had axcess to any Books that was in and arond the town of Salem for all Knew that he was fond of Reading Mr Benet able had a goold Lot of history Es.Quar Green Hill & Mackneel Merchats Mr Crisman Merchat all had a fare Lot of history and he had full axcess to any and all and Made Good use of them he also studed English Grammar and Read Some Law Such as Blaxton [1] and other Works on Contracts with the State Statu as to the News Papers he Read all that Came to the Plase the Congreshinal Globe Acts of Congress Legislator and the Louisville

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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=herndon091.html
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