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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Weber, John B. 'John B. Weber (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=herndon388.html


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on the fence — hands up — Screaming — went to her — she said a big ferocious man had Entered her house — Saw an umbrella man come out — I suppose he had Entered to ask for old umbrellas to mend. He Came out and Said — "Should be sorry to have such a wife". & passed on.

I distinctly remembr that Lincoln & Calhoun in 1844 had & held a joint discussion in the Court room which was in the Hoffman row — N.W. Corner of the public of the public Square: it lasted Several nights. [6] Calhoun was an able man. a very albe debater — & fair Courteous in debate. Lincoln was all this — the discussion was an able debate.

I rem — the Cartwright & Lincoln — don't remember any discussion at that time. Lincoln was Called by some an infidel and was charged with it in this race — don't remember whether it got in print or not — don't think he was an infidel — he used to talk to me on morals — Lincoln was a moral man.

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3984-89; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:53 — 58

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Weber, John B. 'John B. Weber (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=herndon388.html
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