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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney (Statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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by Lincolns earnest efforts it was settled & by virtue of admissions made by Chiniquy of record as I recollect Chiniquy in some was got out of the Catholic church.

Leonard Swett in every speech he makes says that Lincoln & his father migrated from South. Indiana to Coles Co. Ill. and two years later Lincoln left home & emigrated to Macon Co. Now I Know this is not true: Lincoln & his Father emigrated directly to Macon County from Southern Indiana for Lincoln has not only told me so but has showed me all the landmarks of his arrival at Decatur on the spots themselves.

In Lamons life it is stated that in the "Tom Patterson" murder case in Champaign, [6] Lincoln beleived Patterson to be guilty & declined to take any fee & would not argue the case: this is not true. Patterson was guilty & we all thought so but Lincoln Swett & myself each got the same amt of fee $200.# each & each Kept his & Lincoln made the closing speech & I can to this day repeat almost verbatim a part of his speech [7]

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 3997 — 4000

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney (Statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon647b.html
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