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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Sarah Bush. 'Sarah Bush Lincoln (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
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73. Sarah Bush Lincoln (William H. Herndon Interview).

Septr 8th 1865

Friday — Old Mrs Lincolns Home — 8 m South of Charleston — Septr 8th 1865

Mrs Thomas Lincoln Says —

I Knew Mr Lincoln in Ky — I married Mr Johnson — he died about 1817 or 18 — Mr Lincoln came back to Ky, having lost his wife — Mr Thos Lincoln & Myself were married in 1819 — left Ky — went to Indiana — moved there in a team — think Krume movd us. Her is our old bible dated 1819 [1]: it has Abes name in it. Here is Barclay's dictionary dated 1799 [2] — : it has Abe's name in it, though in a better hand writing — both are boyish scrawls — When we landed in Indiana Mr Lincoln had erected a good log cabin — tolerably Comfortable. This is the bureau I took to Indiana in 1819 — cost $45 in Ky Abe was then young — so was his Sister. I dressed Abe & his sister up — looked more human. Abe slept up stairs — went up on pins stuck in the logs — like a ladder — Our bed steds were original creations — none such now — made of poles & Clapboards — Abe was about 9 ys of age when I landed in Indiana — The country was wild — and desolate. Abe was a good boy: he didn't like physical labor — was diligent for

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lincoln, Sarah Bush. 'Sarah Bush Lincoln (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=herndon106.html
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