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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pierce, Edward L. 'Edward L. Pierce 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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568. Edward L. Pierce to William H. Herndon.

Milton Mass 27 Oct/89

My dear Sir.

Yours of 22 Oct is received.

I shall be happy to comply with your request.

Will you kindly return me my letter which will be my guide in rewriting — and you can mark with comments any points you wish more developed. I wrote it quite hastily, but suppose it covered most points.

My own guess, which perhaps I said before, is that he took the eastern trip with the consciousness of powers which he wished to try before a different audience — one as he thought more educated. I have thought this might be so when reading the opening passage at Worcester where he spoke.

Mr Winthrop [1] does not recal why he came — thinks Mr Hudson [2] of Mass M.C may have arranged for him. Mr L did not make much of an impression of Mr Winthrop [and?] the House.

I think I wrote you of Mr Lincolns speech for Wentworth for mayor at Chicago in Dec 1856. [3] The Chicago Tribune probably reports it in part. Joseph Medill of Chicago — also probably Horace White of Evening Post New York would remember about it.

Yours very Truly
Edward L Pierce

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Pierce, Edward L. 'Edward L. Pierce 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=herndon681.html
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