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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Zane, Charles S. 'Charles S. Zane (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: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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387. Charles S. Zane (statement for William H. Herndon).

[1865 — 66]

About nine oclock on the morning of the Eighteenth of May 1860 I was sitting in the law office of Messers Lincoln and Herndon, Conversing with a Student in the office, when Mr Lincoln came in, On entering he said — Well boys what do you know? And Sat down in a chair on the North side of the office — I remarked (to him) Mr. Rosett [1] who came from Chicago on the morning train thinks your chances for the nomination are good. He asked me if I knew what Mr. Rosett's reasons for thinking so were. A short conversation then followed during which Mr E. L. Baker entered the office with a telegram which said the names of the Candidates for nomination had been announced to the Convention; that Mr Lincolns name was received with greater applause, than that of any other candidate — Soon after he Lincoln went to the telegraph office accompanied by those

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Zane, Charles S. 'Charles S. Zane (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: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon490.html
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