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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lloyd, Bunbry B. 'Bunbry B. Lloyd (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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423. Bunbry B. Lloyd (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1866?]

B. B Lloyd

The plays of the People in Ky — generally ball — corner ball, called bull pen, cat & town ball. We had Corn Shuckings. [1] We would pile all one Crop of Corn in one pile or string about 5 feet high at the Centre, divided Equally — Chose Captains. A general wrestle — and Sometimes a fight would Ensue — generally good humored — had lots of whisky — had suppers — hoe downs — dances old fashion — old nigger would play — pat juba — Sing "Juba — you old dog Juba" No nigger Could Stand Still at this — "Come down — "Juba, you old dog juba" and then the feet would Come down [2] — Shooting matches at Christmas/. for turkeys — beeves. &c — played marbles. — had swings — went to school in log cabins — &c — went to Church in log houses — sometimes frame and rough stone — went to Camp Meetings. — Elections — had 3 days — voted in Districts or Counties — fights — &c whisky — all voted at the Co Seat. — Songs. — Nathctes under the hill or sugar in the gourd. Christian Songs — old Hundred

When Shall I see Jesus. &c

How happy are they. &c. [3]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3960

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Lloyd, Bunbry B. 'Bunbry B. Lloyd (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=herndon533.html
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