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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Rowan, J. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon069.html


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and was of a Bigg & Welthy family in Ky i think thay Live at this time in Mason County there was a man that use to come to salem and get tight and stay untell dark he was fraid of Gosts and some one had to goe home with him well Lincoln Perswaded a fellow to take a Sheet and goe in the Rod and Perform Gost he then Sent an other gost and the man and Lincoln started home the Gost made his appearence and the man Became much fritend But the Second gost made hs appear[ance] and frightend the first Gost half to Deth that Broke the fellow from staying untell Dark anymore [1]

I must Close

Yours truly
J. R. Herndon.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2221 — 22; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:520 — 23

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Rowan, J. 'J. Rowan Herndon 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=herndon069.html
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