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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wallace, Frances Todd. 'Frances Todd Wallace (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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384. Frances Todd Wallace (William H. Herndon Interview).

[1865 — 66]

Mrs. Doct Wm Wallace — (Mrs Lincoln Sister —

I Came to Ills in 1836 or 7 — was maried in 1838. — Sent for Mrs Lincoln at that time. My husband & myself boarded at an old tavern — opposite of the Episcopal church. Mary married in 1842 — Came to the same house — was Kept by Saunders — or Mrs _______ at that time — house now as then — no improvements that I Know of. I then moved to a house 3 doors South of Doct Helms [1] — nearly opposite (East) of Hickox's. [2] Mr L before he was married used to Come to our house — was attatched to my eldest girl [3] — very much so — . He was not attatched to Children generally as I think — was to his own — was to my oldest girl — one year older than Bob Lincoln — Don't think Mr L. was much attatched to Cats & dogs — one reason was that Bob once had a little dog — he bit Bob — Lincoln took him off to the Mad Stone in Terrehaute or other place in Indiana I think. Mr L's first private home was where he lived when Presdt. It looks better now than then — more care &c — are now bestowed on it. His — L's — back yard was used as a woodpile he used to Saw wood for Exercise — : he really loved to do it: he was the very best Kindest and father I ever saw: he was a domestic man I think by nature. I used to go over and see my sister and L was always at home if in town: he would read generally aloud — (Couldn't read otherwise H): would read with great warmth all funny things — humorous things &c.: Read

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Wallace, Frances Todd. 'Frances Todd Wallace (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=herndon485.html
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