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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lawrence, Richard M. 'Richard M. Lawrence (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=herndon715b.html


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burst out with his ha ha the scene was too much for them and so Lincolns ha ha was met with a round of deep and thorough applause. The Lady was caught up in the same cloud and was Compelled to join in the applause: she could not restrain herself at the time. Lincoln's ha ha and the storm of applause at the ha ha upset the Lady and it was some time before she could put on her gravity. Lincoln during all this time seemed unconscious — was abstracted, — felt glorious over the turn of affairs. Lincoln was solemn — honest — Earnest: it was the good approving the good — by the burst of the ha ha. After a few moments all was again silence and the woman resumed the recital &c. &c. This ha has under the Circumstances was just like Lincoln: he forgot himself and where he was and his nature — his love for the good — and just Expressed itself in the ha ha. [3]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3456-57

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lawrence, Richard M. 'Richard M. Lawrence (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=herndon715b.html
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