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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney 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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520. Henry C. Whitney to William H. Herndon.

August 23d 1887.

Friend Herndon

Your three letters are all at hand to day on my return from a three weeks trip East. on my return last night I passed through Greencastle at midnight but had no idea you was there. [1] You should hav recd the last photo long since: I sent it and it is an admirable likeness: the best I have seen. I am going in for a "Lecture on Lincoln" and I need your endorsement: I will see you about it later. If the mail has lost the photo: I can replace it — but I presume it is not lost. I mailed it to Springfield.

As to the cause of Lincolns melancholy I have no facts whatever of my own: and my judgement & opinion are founded on matters that have been mentioned between us privately & which cannot be printed. From Lamon's life [2] & what was

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Whitney, Henry C. 'Henry C. Whitney 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=herndon625.html
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