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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Turnham, David. 'David Turnham 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=herndon147.html


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As to the songs sung in those days, by the young folks; I have forgotten all except pious songs. Of these I will give you a few, and I will commence with one which Abe asked me to sing for his father, I complied, and the old gentleman would have me sing it often afterward. It commences thus:

I — There was a romish lady
Brought up in popery. [2]

The Hymns used were Dr. Watts' and Dupuy's Hymns. [3]
I will name a few of the hymns sung in church:

"Am I soldier of the Cross,
A follower of the lamb;"

"How tedious and tasteless the hour,
When Jesus no longer I see;"

"There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuels veins;"

"Jesus my all, to Heaven is gone;
He, whom I fixed my hopes upon."

"Alas: and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die:" [4]

Dear friend: I have tried to answer your questions as well as I can. If there is any thing more that I can be of any service to you, I will gladly serve you.

I would like to know if you ever got that old law book, it is the revised statute of 1824. If you have not, and wish it, I will try to get it and send it to you.

I wish you success with your book.

Yours Respectfully
D. Turnham.

Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:178 — 79

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Turnham, David. 'David Turnham 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=herndon147.html
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