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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lamar, John W. 'John W. Lamar 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=herndon559.html


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442. John W. Lamar to William H. Herndon.

Buffaloville Indiana May the 18/67 [1]

Der Sir

After My Respects I will Informe you that your letter of Oct 28th/66 Came to hand the other Day the Reason of the Delay of the Letter is that it was sent to the Rong post office you will Derect your letters if you wish to me as heded on this letter Buffaloville

Well Sir you make Some Inquiry about the life of Mr Lincoln I Do not no whither it is worth while to Rite as I supose you have got all the Information a bout the good man that I Can giv you long before this as I under stand you have ben in this part of the Contary and Visited Lincolns old nabors and I See your Corspondence with Mrs Crawford who has givven you more Information than I Can as She is older and abe worked for them you asked me how long I new abe before he left Indiana well I was about 10 yers old when Lincoln left her but I was but I was Boned and Rased in the Same Naborhood wher Lincoln lived in Indiana So you Can tel I Can Recolect abe a bout as far Back as aney boddy Else I

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lamar, John W. 'John W. Lamar 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=herndon559.html
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