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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; McHenry, Henry. '9. Henry McHenry to 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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then said: "Henry — you are right," and then took a good hearty laugh over the mistake. He further remarked to me in the End — "Henry hold the possession of the land — you will beat the Enemy in the End — " After 3 years struggle Lincoln's prophecy was fulfilled. [6] soon as the Suit was finally decided Mr Lincoln hitched up old bob and brought out with him his son Robert; they remained with me all day — Mr Lincoln said to me there: "Henry I want to see that old line of peach trees talked about so much in the Suit — " which I showed him, and which he looked over. From this time I saw Mr Lincoln as a friend frequently. During the whole of my acquaintance he always acted toward me as a brother — a christian and a gentleman & in my humble judgment no man living or dead was a better man. God bless him.

Henry McHenry

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2128 — 34; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:345 — 50

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; McHenry, Henry. '9. Henry McHenry to 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=herndon014.html
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