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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Oglesby, Richard J. 'Richard J. Oglesby 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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114. Richard J. Oglesby to William H. Herndon.

Springfield Ills Jany 5d 1866

Dear friend

I have just read the Synopsis of your lecture "on the Life and character of Abraham Lincoln [1] I regret I did not hear you deliver it. Your discriptions and delineations of the great man — are true hapy and most complete — given with more Effect than I have ever before heard. You constantly reproduce him to his old friends, The discription of his Journey to the market house and return is vigorous and full of Spirit. The closing Sentence struck me with such force I almost felt his presence again this sentence ought not to be forgotten "Sometimes it appeared to me that Lincolns Soul was Just fresh from the presence of its creator" Do you know that at times I have been similarly impressed by that good man,

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Oglesby, Richard J. 'Richard J. Oglesby 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=herndon152.html
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