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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Phillips, Wendell. 'Wendell Phillips 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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599. Wendell Phillips to William H. Herndon [1].

[undated]

Dear Sir

I said Lincoln voluntarily added to the domain of the Slave Act of '50 territory which had inadvertently been omitted — (I believe that Terr'y was the D.C.) — & on that account I called him "the Slave Hound of Illinois" — [Gay?] tried to wriddle their candidate out of the "sin —

I never charged A.L. with insincerity hypocracy or that sort of thing — Said that, heedlessly for party ends — to conciliate &c.&c. he volunteered to extend that odious fraud

Y
W. Phillips

I think now exactly as I did then — A.L. had merits but he had spots & large ones on his disk.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3965

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Phillips, Wendell. 'Wendell Phillips 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=herndon704b.html
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