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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Jayne, William. 'William Jayne 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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519. William Jayne to William H. Herndon.

Springfield, Ill., August 17th 1887

Dear Friend

Your letter received — I should have replied at an earlier date but delayed to give you the information asked — James H Matheney & Beverly Powell were the gentlemen who stood up at the Lincoln & Mary Todd wedding — My sister Julia M Jayne was one of the Bridesmaid — but the other lady was I cannot say — Jim Matheny does not remember. I have seen Ninian Edwards — neither he or his wife, Mrs Lincoln's sister — can remember.

Mr and Mrs Edwards, knew nothing of the wedding until the morning of the day of the wedding. Only meager preperations could be made on so — short notice & only a few friends were present — the company present was quite limited in numbers.

Mrs Lincoln at the time of her marriage was a bright, lively, plump little woman — a good talker, & capable of making herself quite attractive to young gentlemen

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Jayne, William. 'William Jayne 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=herndon624c.html
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