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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed 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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231. Joshua F. Speed to William H. Herndon.

Louisville 13 Septr 1866.

Dear Sir.

Yours of the 9th is at hand. My recollection is that the Poem on Suicide was written in the Spring of 1840. or Summer of 1841. [1]

It was published in the Sangamon Journal soon after it was written

The first No of the Louisville Journal issued 24 November 1830.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Speed, Joshua F. 'Joshua F. Speed 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=herndon337b.html
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