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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; White, Horace. 'Horace White 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
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again, and published (with good effect I trust) in the newspapers of this country & England.

In regard to the other topic in your letter I can only say that I accompanied Mr Lincoln almost constantly during the memorable campaign of 1858 — that I had the pleasure of hearing nearly all his speeches, those which were published & those which were not — & I am sure that I never heard him say anything of the sort attributed to him by Bishop Simpson. [2] I might add that it seems totally unlike him. My acquaintance with Mr Lincoln commenced in 1854, and continued, with frequent meeting, until his death, & I certainly should not hesitate to pronounce Bishop Simpson's citation an entire mistake.

Very sincerely your friend & obedient servant
Horace White

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2105; Huntington Library: LN2408, 2:361-64

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; White, Horace. 'Horace White 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=herndon004.html
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