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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Owens, Mary. 'Mary Owens Vineyard 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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191. Mary Owens Vineyard to William H. Herndon.

Weston Mo. May the 1st 1866.

Dear Sir:

After quite a struggle with my feelings, I have at last decided to send you the letters in my possession, written by Mr. Lincoln, believing, as I do, that you are a gentleman of honor, and will faithfully abide by all that you have said.

My associations with your lamented friend were in Menard County, whilest visiting a sister, who then resided near Petersburg. I have learned that my maiden name is now in your possession, and you have ere this (no doubt) been informed that I am a native Kentuckian.

As it regards Miss Rutlidge: I cannot tell you anything. She having died pervious to my acquaintance with Mr. Lincoln, and I do not now recollect of ever hearing him mention her name. Please return the letters [1] at your earliest convenience.

Very Respectfully Yours
Mary S. Vineyard.

Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:539 — 40

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Owens, Mary. 'Mary Owens Vineyard 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=herndon248a.html
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