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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Kirk, Andrew S. 'Andrew S. Kirk (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=herndon602b.html


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this Cannon ball further than we Can, We'll vote for you" Lincoln picked up the large Cannon ball — felt it — swung it around — and around and said "Well, boys if thats all I have to do I'll get your votes" and then he swung it, the Cannon ball, around and around and gave it a good pitch or throw: the Cannon ball thrown by Lincoln went Some four or Six feet further than any one Could throw it. [2]

Some of the customs — habits — plays & the like of the people in 1840 and before are as follows — Marbles — pitching or throwing mauls — quoits — foot races — horse races — town ball — cat — bull pen — dancing — quiltings — social gatherings — Corn huskings; 9 Saturday was the universal day to go to Springfield & other villages to do business — get drunk and to fight

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3843

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Kirk, Andrew S. 'Andrew S. Kirk (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=herndon602b.html
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