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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Terry, Oliver C. 'Oliver C. Terry to Jesse W. Weik' 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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the meal from that old mill — It would make good chicken feed now — but we were glad to get it then. Abe use to bring me my meal regularly."

This man Crawford (above referred to, had a verry large nose, And was Known by the name of Nosey Crawford —

Judge Pitcher says Mr Lincoln would frequently refer to his friend "Nosey," and laugh about stripping all the corn blade off of 6 or 8 acres of Corn to pay about a 25c damage to a "book — "

The last time the Judge met Mr Lincoln was in 1862. He tells me now it was upon a letter from Mr Lincoln — and in the interest of the Judges Son, Genl Thomas G Pitcher —

At that time Thos G. Pitcher was a Capt in the regular army, and the old Judge visited the President in the interest of his son, who was at once promoted from a Capt. to a Colonel in the Regular army, and a brigadier Genl of volunteers. At that time Mr Lincoln asked about his friend "Nosey." I have had a good deal of trouble to secure a photgraph of the old Judge, and had to half way steel it.

This is the only picture ever taken of him that was one and a half years ago — Its good —

Pardon bad breaks — in speling — grammer and poor witing — a sick man cant work you Know — I write a while then rest. my health is verry poor, and not improving — hoping you can read my writing I will close. Will not attend the Sate Convention health will not permit.

Very respectfully
O. C. Terry

You [2] must arrange this data — if it can be called such — I am in no condition to write — sorry for it.

I was in no condition to interview the Judge when I did — I being so weak, and he so deaf, made it quite a task —

The old gentleman said he was a younger man now than I am — his genl health is as good now as it ever was, and he has always been a healthy man

I will here say — the Judge has lost or given away all of Lincolns letters. He remembers of about four, but just the contents — he is unable to state

Terry.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 4661 — 65

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Terry, Oliver C. 'Oliver C. Terry to Jesse W. Weik' 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=herndon662.html
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