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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Littlefield, John H. 'John H. Littlefield 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
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403. John H. Littlefield to William H. Herndon.

Washington Dec. 11th 1866

Respected Friend:

I have been trying very hard to obtain a file of papers for you but I fear I shall have to give it up.* [note at bottom of page: I had hoped to get files owened by private individuals,] The Washington Star contains the fullest account of the entry of Mr Lincoln in the City of Washington in 1861 The Gentleman that reported for it is a friend of mine & is entirely reliable & he says that he had an interview with Mr. Lincoln when he first arrived here in 61 It will be necessary to employ a person to copy such parts of the Star and other papers as may Seem required for your work I would copy them myself but I can not possibly find time besides Mrs L. is very sick with pneumonia. If it is your wish I will employ a person to copy such parts of the Star & other papers as you may require at once. I will State an anecdote that came under my observation In 1862, there was considerable Said about the Yazoo River Expedition Mr Lincoln one evening at the White House was Suffering with pain caused by the extraction of a "raging tooth" "Pet Halsted" [1] several others and myself called on Mr Lincoln and found him out of the room which he generally occupied. We sat down in the Private Sec's

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Littlefield, John H. 'John H. Littlefield 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=herndon514.html
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