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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Linder, Usher F. 'Usher F. Linder (Part of Statement for J. G. Holland)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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452. Usher F. Linder (Part of Statement for J. G. Holland)

[Enclosure].

Mr. Lincoln — tho' a supporter of and a great admirer of Henry Clay had very little personal acquaintance with that gentleman. In 1847, I think, Mr. Clay started the emancipation movement in Kentucky — and gave notice that he would address the people at Lexington on the subject. Mr. Lincoln had then never seen Mr. Clay — but, went to Lexington to hear him make his speech. — Mr. Clay had written his speech and read it to his audience — a very unusual thing for him — and its delivery did not come up to Mr. Lincoln's expectations — but, he made the proper allowance. — Mr. Clay invited Mr. L. — to dine with him at Ashland, — which he did. — They never saw each other afterward

Mr. Lincoln seldom read newspaper attacks upon him — nor did he care to hear what was said about him.

I do not think he ever read the de-

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3029 — 30 (letter), Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 5313 (enclosure)

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Linder, Usher F. 'Usher F. Linder (Part of Statement for J. G. Holland)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon569.html
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