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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Van Nattan, Clarissa Tuft. 'Clarissa Tuft Van Nattan (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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618. Clarissa Tuft Van Nattan (WHH Interview) [1]

[1885-89]

Two young girls by the name of Tuft [2] lived about 1855 in Springfield near Mr Lincoln's home: the girls were aged 13 & 15 respectively. One of these girls is now my neighbor & has been for near 20 years. She is respected & truthful and tells the following facts to me — She and her younger sister was sent out in the praire to drive up the Cows. They got the cow & were Coming home with her and as they came into the outskirts of the City they were running & romping as young girls do. The younger sister got on the pavement & was running backwards as fast as she could run. Lincoln's face was towards her back & her back towards Lincolns

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Van Nattan, Clarissa Tuft. 'Clarissa Tuft Van Nattan (William H. Herndon Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon721.html
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